Insurance Policy

Post-harvest is time for producers to review liability insurance coverage

Post-harvest is a good time for producers to review their liability insurance coverage, says University of Missouri economist Ray Massey. Recent issues with dicamba spray drift highlight the need for farmers to understand their third-party liability due to herbicide applications, Massey says. Massey recommends that farmers consult with an insurance or legal professional experienced in […]

Soybeans

Drought forces farmers to consider baling soybeans as a forage crop

The prolonged drought in Northwest Missouri has forced many farmers to consider baling their soybeans as a forage crop this year. While soybeans are an excellent feed source for cattle, producers need to take into consideration the herbicides that were sprayed on the soybeans throughout the growing season. Some herbicides such as Roundup and Sencor […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves purchase of new wheel loader for street department

Trenton City Council last night approved a commitment to purchase a wheel loader for the street department use at the asphalt plant.  A discussion was held on adding days to legally shoot fireworks within the city limits but ultimately doing nothing and not taking any vote on changing an existing ordinance at this time. Through […]

Dicamba

Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds Missouri farmers of Dicamba cutoff dates

The Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds all farmers and pesticide applicators across Missouri that, according to Missouri’s 24c label, all applications of ENGENIA, FEXAPAN, and XTENDIMAX for the 2018 growing season must come to a halt when any of the following apply: Soybeans reach the first reproductive growth stage (R1 – first flower). Wind is […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues critical stewardship reminder during Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Pesticide Stewardship Awareness week through May 25, 2018, by reminding pesticide applicators of Missouri’s Special Local Need (24c) label restrictions for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX, and FEXAPAN for the 2018 growing season. During Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week, pesticide applicators will see an increased promotional effort by the Department to encourage pesticide […]

Dicamba

Volatility in Dicamba remains controversial

Of all the factors that led to the off-target movement of dicamba in 2017, volatility remains the most controversial. Older formulations, such as Banvel and Clarity, have long been known to volatilize when sprayed under certain environmental conditions. Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were all marketed as dicamba formulations substantially lower in volatility than previous formulations. […]