Farmer Combining Corn in Field

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 […]

Farm Tractor Crash or Accident

Big rig hits farm tractor from behind near Stewartsville

An Osborn man received minor injuries when the farm tractor he was operating was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer unit near Stewartsville. Fifty-four-year-old Christopher Arnaman was taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The semi-truck driver, 55-year old Gene Cairo of Savannah, was not reported hurt. The accident happened Saturday afternoon on […]

Farm Tractor Crash or Accident

Farm tractor crashes into car in attempt to pass vehicle making left turn

Two Carrollton drivers were injured Monday night in rural Carroll County when one vehicle attempted to pass while the other was making a left turn. The collision, at 8:45 Monday night took place on Route E northwest of Carrollton and involved a tractor, driven by 59-year-old Phillip Henderson, and a vehicle operated by 75-year-old Sandra […]

Fatal Crash

Farm tractor and dump truck collide in Gentry County killing one and injuring another

The collision of a farm tractor and dump truck in northern Gentry County on Wednesday has taken the life of one person and injured another. The accident at noon happened approximately four miles west of Gentry when the operator of the tractor towing a hay mower conditioner, 17-year-old Kameron Wallace of Stanberry, was pronounced dead […]

Tractor on Road with Farm Implement

Motorists and farmers are reminded to share the road during planting season

Spring is here and temperatures are warming up, meaning farmers throughout Missouri will be busy planting crops and moving livestock. Drivers are reminded to expect heavier farm machinery traffic, especially on two-lane highways in rural parts of the state. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant. Most importantly, everyone is encouraged to share the […]

Digital Photography Photo

Missouri Department of Agriculture opens entries for annual “Focus on Missouri Agriculture” photo contest

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today launched the 10th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest, asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agriculture through photographs. The contest, which runs through June 14, is an opportunity for amateur photographers across the state to submit their best images of Missouri agriculture. That image […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Tractor-trailer strikes farm tractor on Highway 65 north of Princeton

The Highway Patrol reports a Princeton man sustained serious injuries when he was ejected from the farm tractor he drove after being struck by a tractor-trailer hit Friday morning. An ambulance transported 44-year-old Gilbert Lawson to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. Tractor trailer driver 44-year-old Timothy Spickard of Trenton was not reported as injured. The […]