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Livestock producers in 25 counties now eligible for benefits through Livestock Disaster Forage Program

Producers in 25 Missouri counties are now eligible to apply for benefits through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock. Both programs are administered through the Farm Service Agency. Counties now accepting applications include Adair, Andrew, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clinton, Daviess, Dekalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Howard, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Nodaway, […]

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Grass in wetland easements eligible for hay in drought stricken counties

To help with livestock feed and forage shortages, Missouri landowners can apply to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to cut hay on up to 50 percent of the grass areas within their wetland easements located in drought-designated counties. Eligible counties are those with drought conditions rated severe (D2) or extreme (D3) in the U.S. […]

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Grundy County Extension to host public forum on tariffs

Grundy County Extension will host an agriculture economist from the University of Missouri at a free public forum about new tariffs later this month. Director of Strategic Partnerships for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Doctor Scott Brown will discuss the latest tariffs implemented by China and Mexico and their […]

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Farm Service Agency to hold “Dealing with Drought” at Hundley-Whaley Center in Albany

Updates regarding drought from the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be covered during a program at the Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center in Albany next week. “Dealing with Drought” will be held Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 in the evening. Topics for the program will include drought status, Livestock Forage Program […]

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Trenton’s Utility Committee tackles numerous issues at Tuesday meeting

The three-member Utility Committee to the Trenton City Council discussed several topics when they met for 90 minutes Tuesday night but no official action was taken. Dawn Stewart told of a flooded basement after an apparent sewer backup. It was noted a fiber optics contractor had a crew working in her yard. Trenton Municipal Utilities […]

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Governor Mike Parson signs executive order putting 47 Missouri counties on drought alert

(Missourinet) – According to a post on the Missourinet Facebook page, Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order putting 47 Missouri counties on drought alert. The move calls upon the state Department of Natural Resources to activate the Drought Assessment Committee and the associated drought impact teams. The order directs all Missouri agencies to […]

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USDA providing $2,000,000 to assist farmers in planting cover crops

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service is helping producers affected by drought. State Conservationist J. R. Flores says the state has two million dollars available to help farmers plant cover crops to address inadequate feed and forage as well as other natural resource concerns. Cover crops established under the emergency initiative […]

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Meeting planned to provide input into federal conservation programs

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will meet at 1:30 pm, July 26 at the USDA Service Center in Bethany. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge […]

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45 counties now authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of CRP land

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Curtis Crawford today announced that Grundy County is authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program acres for the fiscal year 2018. FSA’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. As of 10 am Friday morning, here is a list of […]

Industrial Hemp

Missouri Department of Agriculture to host public listening session on industrial hemp

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Missouri Department of Agriculture will host a public listening session at which interested parties may share their input on the industrial hemp pilot program in Missouri. The public session will take place in the Nightingale Creek conference room at the Department of Natural Resources, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson […]

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More than 800 Midwest farmers surveyed on conservation

Many farmers and ranchers value the opportunity the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offers to enhance their existing conservation efforts, according to a recent survey by the Center for Rural Affairs. Eighty-seven percent of more than 800 respondents, all living in an area with a strong agricultural presence, said CSP should be supported as a priority in the […]