FCS Farm Credit Services

LandLINK connects farmers across Missouri

LandLINK is a new service provided by FCS Financial. It connects young, beginning farmers with landowners through completion of an online form. The young, beginning farmer completes a form where they describe their current farming operation, experience and agricultural goals regarding the size of the farm they want to purchase or lease and location. The […]

Missouri Representative Jay Houghton

Audio: State Representative Jay Houghton discusses Missouri Department of Agriculture funding

(Missourinet) – A longtime state lawmaker who serves on a Missouri legislative committee examining Missouri Department of Agriculture funding levels says some department divisions need fee increases, while others don’t. Martinsburg GOP State Representative Jay Houghton serves on the Joint Committee on Review of the Plant Industries Division.     MDA officials have provided the […]

Forage

Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]

Drought

Recent rains significantly improve drought conditions in Northern Missouri

This week’s drought map of Missouri shows fewer counties with extreme drought conditions when compared to one week ago. Portions of just five northwest Missouri counties have extreme drought continuing, They are Grundy, Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, and Gentry. Others are near North Kansas city including parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte. In central Missouri, extreme […]