Farm Scene

Land values in Missouri continue to grow, according to annual survey of farmers, appraisers and ag lenders

All classes of Missouri land values grew steadily in the past year, according to the University of Missouri Extension’s annual survey of farmers, rural appraisers, and agricultural lenders. Ray Massey, MU Extension agricultural economics professor, heads the survey efforts. No governmental or public agencies in Missouri require the reporting of land values, said Massey. Despite […]

CRP Website Revised (Conservation Reserve Program website)

USDA to open signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in early 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from January 4, 2021, to February 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021, to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and […]

Grass Fires

No rest for Grundy County Rural Fire Department as they battle multiple fires

Grundy County rural firefighters continuously battled grass fires Saturday from late morning until late afternoon. Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said that it included battling two to three fires at the same time. Four brush trucks, two pumpers, and a tanker truck were used during the approximate six-hour period. There were no injuries […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS

Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service sets April 15 application deadline to apply for easements

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has set an April 15 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program focuses on restoring and protecting wetlands as […]

Farm Tractor in field with ag implement

Cash rental rates for Missouri cropland change little in 2018 survey

Cash rental rates for Missouri cropland changed little, according to a newly released survey from the University of Missouri Extension. Pastureland rental prices ticked upward slightly. The survey helps landowners and farmers find trends in rental rates for cropland, pastureland, grain bins, farm buildings and fee hunting. The survey covered criteria such as the location […]

Farm Tractor land

Rates for cropland and pastureland drop overall in many Missouri counties

Cash rent rates dropped overall in many Missouri counties, according to a Sept. 8 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rates for cropland and pastureland dropped overall from the previous year, said University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialist Joe Koenen. Koenen leads sessions on Missouri farm leases to educate landowners and tenants on […]