CRP Website

USDA Issues $1.68 billion in payments to producers enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes. “CRP is one of the many ‘tools’ that USDA offers to producers and private landowners to […]

CRP Website

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

Finance

Natural Resources Conservation Service announces March 30th application deadline for financial assistance

The Missouri USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced March 30th as the cut-off date to apply for Fiscal Year 2020 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program -Environmental Quality Incentive Program (RCPP-EQIP). EQIP allows farmers, ranchers, forestland managers, and landowners an opportunity to conserve natural resources by […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council endorses idea proposed by pilots at municipal airport

With seven members present, the Trenton City Council endorsed an idea proposed by pilots allowing them to construct and own an eight place T-hangar building at the Trenton airport. The new all-metal building would replace the two wooden hangars currently in use at the airport. An engineering company assembled a cost estimate for the new […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Conservation Commission approves land purchase in Sullivan County

During a meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission, approval was given for the state to purchase approximately 266 acres in Sullivan County as an addition to the Locust Creek Conservation Area. This is an area encompassing over 3,400 acres southwest of Milan. The Department of Conservation reports approximately one third is bottomland and upland forest […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring, many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops needed on bare crop ground may produce quality forage.  Earlier regulations on unplanted cropland restricted using […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

NRCS announces funding to plant cover crops on flooded cropland acreage

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $1 million available for Missouri landowners who apply by July 19 for assistance to plant cover crops on flooded cropland, State Conservationist J.R. Flores said. Flores said that only land in the 13 Missouri counties included in a Presidential Disaster Declaration is eligible. Those counties are Andrew, […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Audio: Missouri Farm Bureau President says northwest Missouri flooding will especially hurt farmers

Northwest and northeast Missouri farmers are feeling the pain caused by major flooding in the region. In northwest Missouri, Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst thinks most of the farmers impacted by the flood waters were able to get their tractors and combines to higher ground but not their grain.     Hurst says record-breaking flooding […]