Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

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 […]

Scotland County Producers Urged to Consider Risk Protection Coverage Before Spring Crop Sales Deadline

Written on March 8, 2016 at 11:26 am, by

Clark/Scotland County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sharon E. Marks, reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the deadline of March 15. This deadline applies to forage and pasture, as well as spring-seeded crops, including most produce. […]

Local Members Attend Farm Bureau Conference in Jefferson City

Written on March 8, 2016 at 11:14 am, by

From politics, to wild hogs, to weather, Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual Legislative Briefing and Commodity Conference covered all the big topics Feb. 29 and March 1 in Jefferson City. Farmers and ranchers from around the state gathered to conduct business as district FARM-PACS and commodity advisory committees met. They also heard from a wide range […]

General CRP Signup Ends February 26

Written on February 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm, by

CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to control soil erosion, improve water and air quality and develop wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract dura­tion is between 10 to 15 […]

Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

Written on February 9, 2016 at 4:37 pm, by

It’s time to celebrate agriculture and all the things it provides!  Missouri Farm Bureau Thank a Farmer Week, February 7-13, will be the focus of Farm Bureau members across the state to share messages about agriculture and the farmers and ranchers who produce our food. You buy most of your food from the grocery stores […]

Memphis to Host Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Written on February 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm, by

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered on Tuesday February 16 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Memphis Housing Authority meeting room on Cornelius Avenue. Park by the meeting room/office. Each training session will last approximately two hours. In order to obtain or renew private pesticide applicator certification each individual must attend one […]