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Cover crop field guide now available as mobile app

The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) recently reformatted its popular field guide as an app for smartphones and tablets. The Midwest Cover Crop Field Scout app lets farmers, crop adviser, and conservation professionals access vital cover crop information from mobile devices. The app improves on the printed guide by providing additional photos and links to […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues critical stewardship reminder during Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Pesticide Stewardship Awareness week through May 25, 2018, by reminding pesticide applicators of Missouri’s Special Local Need (24c) label restrictions for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX, and FEXAPAN for the 2018 growing season. During Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week, pesticide applicators will see an increased promotional effort by the Department to encourage pesticide […]

Dicamba

Volatility in Dicamba remains controversial

Of all the factors that led to the off-target movement of dicamba in 2017, volatility remains the most controversial. Older formulations, such as Banvel and Clarity, have long been known to volatilize when sprayed under certain environmental conditions. Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were all marketed as dicamba formulations substantially lower in volatility than previous formulations. […]

Mo Department of Agriculture MORE program

Missouri Department of Agriculture launches strategic initiatives for agriculture, rural communities

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s MORE strategic vision has always lived and breathed agriculture and rural Missouri. Today, the Department announced 16 individual initiatives that will take the MORE vision and put it into action. The Department will be targeting workforce development, youth in agriculture, food insecurity, agriculture business, broadband availability, emergency response, the Missouri […]

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Audio: Drought conditions grow in northern Missouri

Dry conditions have strengthened north of the Missouri River.  This week’s USDA Drought Monitor reports that nearly twice as much of Missouri has fallen into moderate drought conditions as was the case two weeks ago when eight percent of the state was in the first stage of drought.  Drought conditions now exist from Kansas City’s Northland, […]

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Audio: More lawmaker reaction to legislative committee examining Missouri Department of Agriculture’s funding

The Missouri House Budget Committee’s ranking Democrat supports Portageville GOP State Representative Don Rone’s call for additional funding for the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA). House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick of Columbia tells Missourinet that MDA’s Division of Plant Industries is underfunded.     Missouri lawmakers decided in 2010 to fund that division with fees. […]

Josh Hawley

Josh Hawley announces Agriculture Advisory Council

U.S. Senate candidate Attorney General Josh Hawley announced his Agriculture Advisory Council, a coalition of experts and advisors who represent the state’s agriculture industry. The Council’s support reflects Hawley’s commitment to fighting for Missouri agriculture – a crucial part of the state’s economy that has been neglected and ignored by Washington elites for decades. “Our […]

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Cold, dry conditions delay planting and forage growth

University of Missouri Extension agronomists voiced concern during a teleconference that cool, dry conditions are causing delayed planting and slow forage growth statewide. MU Extension climatologist Pat Guinan reported double-digit departures from normal temperatures for northern Missouri during the first three weeks of April. Much of the state also suffers from a lack of moisture, […]