Farm Service Agency FSA

Election results announced for Grundy County FSA committee seats

The Grundy County United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has announced the results for the County Committee election. Brad Wilford of Laredo was elected to represent his local administrative area. He will take office in January and join the existing committee. Loren Baugher of Galt will serve as the first alternate. County Executive Director Curtis Crawford […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Agriculture accepting nominations for annual awards through December 7th

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. As part of the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in January, the Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor six individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, commit to land stewardship or stand as a great example […]

Back L to R - Maggie Pfaff, Montana Plattner, Kaylee Lewis, Matt Hawkins, Macy Gutshall Front L to R - Rachel Holt, Sydney Baxter, Josie Reeter, Madelyn Wilford, Garrett Cramer

Chillicothe FFA students compete in area Speaking Contests

Chillicothe FFA students recently participated in the Area II Fall Speaking Contest in Gallatin. Kaylee Lewis competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest, Madelyn Wilford competed in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest, Sydney Baxter competed in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives, Rachel Holt competed in the Missouri Teach Ag, Matt Hawkins competed in the Missouri […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Kirksville heifer sale hits an average price of $1,716

At the Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 133 heifers averaged $1,716. It wasn’t the strong sale expected, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. A lot of things worked against bidder enthusiasm. “I was hoping for a stronger market,” Erwin said after the sale Friday night, Nov. 16. “But it wasn’t a bust by any means.”  The […]