Seeds from China Final

Missouri Department of Agriculture asks residents to report unsolicited seed shipments

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports from residents of unsolicited seeds being delivered from foreign countries such as China and the surrounding areas. Missouri’s announcement follows several states who have also reported packages of these seeds being delivered across the United States. Consistent with nationwide reports, the packages were labeled as jewelry, specifically […]

Medical Marijuana

State of Missouri awards 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

More than 1,100 applications were submitted to the state from companies interested in selling medical marijuana inside highly-secured retail sites. Of those applicants, only 192 will get licenses. A 2018 ballot measure passed by Missouri voters allows 24 licensed dispensary locations in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. The state says the dispensaries chosen […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missourians with state approval will get to grow medical marijuana for their own use

A medical marijuana advocate says patients who get state approval can legally grow their own marijuana. But Columbia attorney and medical marijuana supporter Dan Viets says transporting the seeds to Missouri is illegal.     Viets says there’s a lot of interest from pain patients.     Legal medical marijuana sales will probably start early […]

Marijuana

Livingston County Prosecutor adopts policy of refusing to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren announced on Wednesday the immediate refusal to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession and plans to dismiss all pending cases regarding the same offense. Warren says the “new policy reflects the new definition of hemp in Missouri Statutes.” The Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 133, which in part gives a new definition […]

Soybeans

MU Agronomist says corn and soybeans can be good cover crops on prevented planting acres in 2019

Rain and flooding prevented many Missouri farmers from planting corn and soybean this year. Now farmers want to protect these unplanted fields by seeding a cover crop. Cover crops do just that: The plants cover the ground, and their roots stabilize the soil. Cover crops provide a simple and natural way to reduce soil erosion, […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

FSA announces $86M to be paid to Missouri farms enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

United States Department of Agriculture Missouri Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brent Hampy has announced that more than 86 million dollars will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for 2017 market downturns. Missouri FSA will also distribute more than 102 million dollars in Conservation Reserve Program […]