Drought

Drought status in Northern Missouri remains unchanged this week

Missouri’s drought map released Thursday, September 20, 2018, is virtually unchanged from the map that came out last week. Most northern Missouri areas did not experience any rain in the period from September 11th through 17th.  The rain that fell Tuesday afternoon and night is not reflected in the new drought map because the information […]

Drought

Recent rains significantly improve drought conditions in Northern Missouri

This week’s drought map of Missouri shows fewer counties with extreme drought conditions when compared to one week ago. Portions of just five northwest Missouri counties have extreme drought continuing, They are Grundy, Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, and Gentry. Others are near North Kansas city including parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte. In central Missouri, extreme […]

Drought

Extreme drought conditions persist despite recent rainfall

Drought conditions have improved but still persist despite recent rains. Extreme drought conditions are noted in portions of 15 counties. But none of them are in the worst category which is exceptional. Just six percent of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions. That compares to 13 percent in the same category last week. Parts of […]

Sunn Hemp Research

MU researchers looking to see if intercropping Sunn Hemp can provide Summer forage

Harley Naumann, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, has a research and teaching appointment in forage physiology. His research focuses on understanding the critical physiological components of warm- and cool-season forages that lead to improved forage-livestock production systems. Naumann has been working with a unique forage since he arrived at Mizzou in […]

Forage Systems Research Center

Forage Systems Research Center to feature drought-related presentations

The drought-like conditions in northcentral Missouri have raised numerous questions among farmers and producers, especially in terms of winter feeding options for their own herds. The Forage Systems Research Center will feature several drought-related presentations during its annual field day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Center in Linneus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Sale of Champions at Missouri State Fair sets records for Youth in Agriculture

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350 – the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Mackenzie […]

Farm, Family and ME Ag event for women

Farm, Family & ME! event for women in ag set for Sept. 13-14 in Jefferson City

Gov. Mike Parson will be among the speakers at the Farm, Family & ME! Summit for Women Sept. 13-14 at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters in Jefferson City. University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Karisha Devlin says the two-day event offers women in agriculture an opportunity to hear from top-notch speakers and entrepreneurs. In […]