National FFA officers 2019

2019-20 national FFA officer team elected at 92nd National FFA Convention

Students from Montana, Virginia, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Oregon, and Ohio have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2019-20 National FFA Officer team. Kolesen McCoy, an agribusiness and applied economics major at Ohio State, was elected national president. Kourtney Lehman, an agricultural business management major at Oregon State University, […]

Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]

Teresa Yoder Meat Processing

T.K.’s Processing, owned by Teresa Yoder, brings business experience and awards

For a 17- or 18-year-old, procrastination often comes easy. Yet digging in and getting the work done is what helped Trenton FFA member Teresa Yoder become a national finalist in the agricultural processing proficiency award area. T.K.’s Processing is a 50/50 joint venture Yoder owns with her mom. The supervised agricultural experience project came about […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

Soybeans

Audio: China might exempt tariffs on U.S. soybeans

There are reports China plans to exempt additional tariffs on soybeans imported from the U.S. According to the international publication Agri-Census, the Chinese government has offered its soy crushers tariff-free quotas on up to 10 million tons ahead of the next round of trade talks in mid-November. China recently suspended a 30 percent tariff on […]

USDA Sign

USDA opens 2020 enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments […]

Beekeeping

Trenton FFA member, Colton Roy, raises bees for Supervised Agricultural Experience project

A member of the Trenton FFA Chapter raises bees for his Supervised Agricultural Experience project. Trenton High School sophomore Colton Roy started raising bees his eighth-grade year and received the Trenton FFA Chapter Specialty Animal Production and Care Proficiency Award at last school year’s Chapter Banquet. He says it is important to make sure bees […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Missouri Industrial Hemp Program posts proposed regulations

The Missouri Department of Agriculture posted proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program three weeks early. The rules, as required by provisions in Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition the legal growth of industrial hemp in Missouri from a pilot research program to a commercially regulated program. The Department posted the […]

United States and Japanese Flags

Audio: Missouri farmers expected to benefit from signed deal between U.S. and Japan

The U.S. and Japan have sealed a deal to help farmers, including in Missouri.     President Trump says the deals will give 126 million Japanese consumers greater access to high-quality American ag products, including corn, poultry, eggs, beef, pork, and wheat. Trump says more than 90-percent of U.S. agricultural imports into Japan will be […]