Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]

Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Private Pesticide Applicator Training to be held in Princeton

University of Missouri Extension of Mercer County will host a Private Pesticide Applicator Training next week. Growers are welcome to attend the meeting in the Hal England Center basement the morning of February 22nd at 8:30 regardless of needing recertification. Mercer County Extension especially encourages growers to attend if their license has expired or will […]

Insurance Policy

Post-harvest is time for producers to review liability insurance coverage

Post-harvest is a good time for producers to review their liability insurance coverage, says University of Missouri economist Ray Massey. Recent issues with dicamba spray drift highlight the need for farmers to understand their third-party liability due to herbicide applications, Massey says. Massey recommends that farmers consult with an insurance or legal professional experienced in […]

Solid Waste Collection Event

Livingston County solid waste collection event to be held in Chillicothe

Livingston County residents may dispose of special waste items banned from landfills at a collection event Saturday. The solid waste may be brought to the Old Pellet Building at 200 Brunswick in Chillicothe from 9 o’clock to noon that day. Free will donations will be accepted for household hazardous waste in its original container and […]