Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Dry June Has Scotland County on Brink of Drought Designation

Written on June 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm, by

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2 inches of rain weekly to grow well. In […]

Scotland County Nearly Shutout in Latest CRP Signup

Written on June 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

In May the results of the 49th annual Conservation Reserve Program enrollment results were announced with more than 800,000 acres nationwide accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help farmers offset the costs of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and strengthen wildlife […]

Missouri Corn Growers Challenge EPA’S Proposed Ethanol Plan

Written on June 13, 2016 at 11:13 pm, by

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Members of the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) once again joined farmers and ethanol supporters from across the Midwest today to remind the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is working. During an EPA field hearing held in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, attendees urged EPA officials to reconsider its latest […]

Meeting Planned to Provide Input into Federal Conservation Programs

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm, by

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 11 a.m. June 29th at the Edina Service Center. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge of […]

FSA Reminds Farmers of Haying, Grazing Regulations on  CRP Acreage

Written on May 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm, by

CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) participants may release their CRP acreage for haying or grazing.  A payment reduction of 25% of the annual rental payment times the number of acres actually hayed or grazed will be assessed.  The assessment may be paid in advance or deducted from the annual CRP payment. Before haying or grazing CRP, […]

Is Maintenance Due On Your CRP?

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:42 pm, by

Mid-Contract Management is required on CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) acreage. MCM (Mid-Contract Management) practices must be performed during the program years indicated in the participants’ Conservation Plan. For most contracts, management practices will be required to be performed one time on each contract acre during contract years 3 through 6. CRP participants, in consultation with […]

Students Attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

Written on April 18, 2016 at 11:53 am, by

It was a busy day for 425 high school students and their chaperons who were involved in the Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 14. For 22 years, the event has brought students and their legislators together at the State Capitol. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion and Education. […]

Ridge Top Farm Supply Opens New Storefront on Highway 136

Written on April 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm, by

Ridge Top Farm Supply has been serving the region for more than seven years, but with the opening of the company’s new storefront on Highway 136, east of Memphis, the grain handling and storage provider has taken a giant step forward in marketing. If the 14,000 square foot facility wasn’t impressive enough on its own, […]

JWCC AG Students Place at National Conference

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm, by

Two students from John Wood Community College’s Agriculture Club placed at the 2016 National Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) conference in Kansas City, Missouri March 16.  Eleven states with PAS membership participated in the event, with approximately 600 students and advisors attending. Students from JWCC who qualified at the state PAS competition attended the national conference […]

Home Run Against Hunger

Written on April 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm, by

Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Teams up with St. Louis Cardinals and Feeding Missouri to Knock Hunger Out of the Park for Missouri Neighbors With nearly one in five Missourians receiving emergency food assistance each year, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognizes the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry Missouri neighbors. Insurance agents across the […]