Center for Rural Affairs

More than 800 Midwest farmers surveyed on conservation

Many farmers and ranchers value the opportunity the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offers to enhance their existing conservation efforts, according to a recent survey by the Center for Rural Affairs. Eighty-seven percent of more than 800 respondents, all living in an area with a strong agricultural presence, said CSP should be supported as a priority in the […]

Soybeans

Missouri Congressman Cleaver warns against tariffs

A Kansas City congressman who also represents parts of west-central Missouri warns tariffs are having a “devastating impact” on some industries in the Show-Me State. Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver hosted a meeting between farmers and the Canadian Consul General last week in Higginsville.     Cleaver tells Missourinet China is targeting states President Trump […]

FCS Farm Credit Services

FCS Financial stockholders elect directors

Through a mail ballot, the stockholders of FCS Financial elected four directors to the board. Elected by the cooperative’s member-owners were Glen Cope of Aurora, Mo., incumbent Mark DeShon of Clarksdale, Mo., incumbent Dan Devlin of Edina, Mo., and Beth Schnitker of Middletown, Mo. Each will serve three-year terms. FCS Financial provides credit and financial […]

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Meeting in Bethany to address local resource concerns

A work group will meet later this month to identify local priority resource concerns and provide input about program criteria to the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Service. The meeting will be held at the USDA Service Center in Bethany on the afternoon of July 26th at 1:30. Grundy County District Conservationist Scott […]