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Audio: Missouri farm group says release of CRP land does not go far enough to address drought problems

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association wants producers to have access to even more Conservation Reserve Program land as the drought continues. Executive Vice President Mike Deering says the Farm Service Agency’s release of such land in certain counties is a step in the right direction but not enough.     Deering thinks a lot of Missouri […]

Forage Systems Research Center

Forage Systems Research Center to feature drought-related presentations

The drought-like conditions in northcentral Missouri have raised numerous questions among farmers and producers, especially in terms of winter feeding options for their own herds. The Forage Systems Research Center will feature several drought-related presentations during its annual field day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Center in Linneus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

Beef Heifers

Missouri beef farmers learn genetic science guides

Science to develop Show-Me-Select replacement heifers keeps growing. Cattlemen learned the latest in an Aug. 16 “Beef ReproGene” meeting at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Howell County. MU reproduction and genetics specialists gave updates before and after dinner. Dave Patterson, who started the MU Show-Me-Select program 22 years ago, led with a refresher. […]

Farmer Combining Corn in Field

Check data systems before harvest to ensure best results

University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineer Kent Shannon offers tips for collecting farm yield data prior to harvest. Back up yield data from the previous season. Copy each season’s data to a unique folder. Maintain several backup copies of the display/raw data in different locations to prevent losses from theft, damage or modification. Delete […]