Grass Fires

No rest for Grundy County Rural Fire Department as they battle multiple fires

Grundy County rural firefighters continuously battled grass fires Saturday from late morning until late afternoon. Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said that it included battling two to three fires at the same time. Four brush trucks, two pumpers, and a tanker truck were used during the approximate six-hour period. There were no injuries […]

Cattle and hog futures continue downward trend into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, except for the nearby contract, live cattle futures continued to tumble on another round of follow-through selling, with additional pressure from the volatility in the broader markets, lack of support from this week’s cash business, and weakness in wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were sharply lower on the same factors […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Kindergarten Classes from Chillicothe Visit Papa Charlies

Students from Chillicothe visit Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch

Students from all the Kindergarten classes and Preschool at Chillicothe Elementary School recently experienced a hands-on learning experience at Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch. The students learned about agriculture in the classroom through their regular curriculum and assistance from the Litton Crusaders program. During the school year, students learn about animals on the farm, crops are […]

Marcia Moreland

Missouri woman grows farming operation with the help of University of Missouri Extension

Like many girls raised on farms in the 1970s, Marcia Moreland learned to cook, clean and iron. Men and boys in the family tended to farm duties. It was no different at school. FFA was for boys. FHA and home economics classes were for girls. Today, Moreland owns and manages Moreland Farms in Barry County. […]