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Farmers wanting to apply for EQIP, CSP can apply from Home

The Missouri Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) would like to remind producers of the program sign-up deadlines to be considered for FY 2020 funding are as follows: Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) application deadline is March 30, 2020. Environmental Quality Incentive Program-Regional Conservation Partnership Program (EQIP-RCPP) application deadline is March 30, 2020. Conservation Stewardship Program-Classic […]

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USDA Sets March 20 application cutoff for Conservation Stewardship Program contract renewals

USDA officials announced a March 20, 2020 application cutoff for Missouri agricultural producers interested in renewing their General 2014-1, 2015-1, 2016-1 and 2016-RCPP Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts. To be eligible for the renewal opportunity, the existing contract must expire in 2020. General contracts are only allowed one renewal contract. The CSP program helps agricultural […]

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New officers assume roles in Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association

The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) and the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) have announced a new slate of officers, the appointment of recently elected board members and national committee assignments. The election of the 2019-20 MCMC officer team took place during an August board meeting held in Branson. The following MCMC leaders assumed their […]

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Khannah Smith, MD joins Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton is pleased to welcome internal medicine physician, Khannah (pronounced Hannah) Smith, MD, to the medical team. Dr. Smith will begin treating patients in early October. As an internist, she has a special interest in providing adult primary care and managing chronic diseases. Dr. Smith grew up in Hickory County, […]

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University foundation awards record number of scholarships

Northwest Foundation Inc., the fundraising arm of Northwest Missouri State University, awarded its second-highest level of scholarship distributions and secured $5.3 million in donor funding during Fiscal Year 2019, a 15 percent increase over last year’s total and adding to a record $21.5 million during the last three years. As scholarship support remains a central […]

Conservation Stewardship Program

USDA announces sign-up period for Conservation Stewardship Program

The next deadline for the  Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in the fiscal year 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical […]

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Plan announced to control use of antibiotics in livestock

The major players in the meat industry have developed what they’re calling a “stewardship plan” they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly “super-bug” infections that are resistant to antibiotics and harmful to humans.  The group has developed a set of guidelines and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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USDA Issues farm safety net and conservation payments

 The United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under the […]