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National FFA organization announces record student membership of more than 700,000

The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, […]

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Partnership puts University of Missouri at forefront of Precision Agriculture Technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate […]

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As harvest time approaches, be patient with farm equipment on public roads

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity and In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate Fiscal Oversight Chairman focusing on seniors and children

A term-limited Missouri state senator who chairs the powerful Fiscal Oversight Committee says he will focus on helping seniors and children, in his final year in the Senate. Rogersville Republican Mike Cunningham spoke to Missourinet in Sedalia.     Cunningham, a livestock farmer in the Ozarks, is also focusing on farm issues. He notes Missouri’s […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]

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SUV strikes agricultural sprayer east of Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Bartlesville, Oklahoma man sustained minor injuries when the sports utility vehicle in which he was a passenger struck an agricultural sprayer one mile east of Gallatin around noon on Thursday. An ambulance transported 80-year-old John McCollum to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. SUV driver 79-year-old William Estes of Bartlesville, Oklahoma […]

Flood of 2019

NRCS offering more than $9 million to restore flood-prone lands in 69 Missouri counties

In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP-FPE). […]

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August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]