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Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive insect species,” says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. That information can help farmers decide how to […]

Cover Crop

Cover crop workshop to be held February 19th

Producers thinking about or already planting cover crops are encouraged to attend a workshop near Bethany. The cover crop workshop will be held at the American Legion Hall on Highway 13 south of Bethany February 19th starting at 9 o’clock in the morning. Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Scott McClure says speakers with first-hand […]

Cover Crop Mobile App Screen Shot

Cover crop field guide available as mobile app

The Midwest Cover Crops Council’s popular field guide is available as a mobile app for smartphones and tablets. The Midwest Cover Crops Field Scout app lets farmers, crop advisers and conservation professionals access cover crop information on mobile devices, said Charles Ellis, University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist and MCCC board member. “The app […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Kirksville heifer sale hits an average price of $1,716

At the Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 133 heifers averaged $1,716. It wasn’t the strong sale expected, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. A lot of things worked against bidder enthusiasm. “I was hoping for a stronger market,” Erwin said after the sale Friday night, Nov. 16. “But it wasn’t a bust by any means.”  The […]

American Angus Association Elects New Officers 2018

American Angus Association elects new officers

Five directors were elected to the 2018-2019 American Angus Association® board of directors, as well as a president and chairman and a vice president and vice chairman of the board, during the 135th Annual Convention of Delegates hosted at the 2018 Angus Convention in Columbus, Ohio. A total of 298 delegates from 41 states and […]

Corn Field

Crop conference gives updates on dicamba, pests, disease

The annual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference offers updates on how 2018’s drought-to-downpour growing season affected crops, pests, and disease, and provides insights on how trade affects agricultural commodity markets. The event, Dec. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, also includes information on dicamba research and label requirements, says MU Extension […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

FSA announces $86M to be paid to Missouri farms enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

United States Department of Agriculture Missouri Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brent Hampy has announced that more than 86 million dollars will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for 2017 market downturns. Missouri FSA will also distribute more than 102 million dollars in Conservation Reserve Program […]