Flood Recovery

Flood recovery advisory group submits final report to Governor Parson

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Agriculture submitted the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group’s final report to Governor Parson May 29. As requested by Governor Parson’s Executive Order 1914, the group has provided input on both short-term and longer-term flood recovery in Missouri. “I’m interested to see how the group […]

Farmers Market

Free ‘how to’ webinar for those selling in farmers markets on accepting EBT/SNAP payments

Are you a farmers market or direct marketing farmer or rancher who wants to expand your potential customer base by accepting electronic benefit transfer/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT/SNAP) and other electronic payments? The University of Missouri Extension is hosting an informational webinar about the MarketLink Free EBT SNAP Equipment Program at 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April […]

Missouri Corn Website

Trenton student awarded scholarship from Missouri Corn Growers Association

The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee has awarded a Missouri Corn Scholarship to a Trenton resident. Hannah Persell will receive the $1,000 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council to help pay for her continuing education. Persell is a junior at the University of Missouri, where she studies agribusiness management. This […]

Farmers Market

Farmers market vendors prep for season amid COVID-19 concerns

University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike says that, right now, science is on the side of produce growers.  “There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted through food or food packaging,” said Nwadike, who has dual extension appointments with MU and Kansas State University. That’s […]

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Procedure changes for those needing to renew pesticide applicator license

Growers needing to recertify or certify for a private pesticide applicator license usually attend a training event or come to their local County Extension office to watch a DVD. Because of COVID-19, this procedure has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri policy is “until further notice, private applicators are no […]

Missouri Soybean Association Website

Ronnie Russell of Richmond to lead Missouri Soybean Association

Ray County soybean farmer Ronnie Russell was elected as the new president of the Missouri Soybean Association during the annual meeting in Jefferson City. Following his installation at the Commodity Classic conference, Russell leads Missouri’s statewide advocacy organization for soybean growers. Ronnie Russell “I look forward to bringing farmers together to strengthen the Missouri soybean […]

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Laclede woman elected to Missouri Soybean Association’s board of directors

The Missouri Soybean Association welcomes a new farmer-leader following this year’s district director elections. Kate Lambert, a farmer from Laclede, was elected to the Association’s board of directors during the District 2 meeting on February 14 in Norborne. She joins her fellow board members in guiding the organization’s policy, advocacy and membership efforts. In addition […]

Dicamba

Audio: Bayer/Monsanto to appeal $265 million Dicamba verdict won by Missouri peach grower

A federal jury has awarded a southeast Missouri peach grower 15 million dollars in compensatory damages and 250 Million in punitive damages in its dicamba drift case against Monsanto and BASF. The trial concluded Saturday which meant the gag-order was lifted. Monsanto Attorney Chris Hohn said after the trial, “I think it goes without saying […]

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Mercer County Extension to host Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Mercer County Extension will host Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm at the Mercer County Fair Building. Training will be led by Andy Luke, Extension Specialist in Agronomy. All growers are welcome to attend this meeting regardless of needing recertification. Those growers whose license has expired or will expire […]

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Free water testing to be offered for Missouri produce growers

MU Extension is offering free microbial water testing to Missouri produce growers through a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The tests, which meet water testing requirements for FSMA and Good Agricultural Practices certification, are conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Sample bottles and forms are […]