Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

USDA  Safety-Net Payments for Scotland County Could Surpass $670,000 for 2017 Crops

Written on October 23, 2018 at 5:41 pm, by

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brent Hampy, announced that more than $86 million will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Missouri FSA will distribute more than $102 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to […]

Scotland County R-1 Wins $25,000 Grant for Greenhouse From Monsanto Fund

Written on October 8, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to help nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Local farmers answered the call, and the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, has recognized Scotland […]

Extension Workshop to Address What Will Happen with Farm Cash Rents in 2019

Written on September 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm, by

Issues such as when should tenants pay part of the rent, how and when can current leases be terminated, who pays for fertilizer or lime and how much rent should a property owner receive for their farm are some of the questions that will be discussed at the University of Missouri Extension Missouri Farm Lease […]

Governor Parson Announces Emergency Water, Hay Access for Farmers

Written on August 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On August 20th, in response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of […]

Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Aids Agriculture Community Facing Drought

Written on July 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm, by

Actions will assist counties affected by severe, extreme and exceptional drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission has approved the following five actions in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order 18-05 Drought Alert: Require soil and water conservation districts to move landowners completing the drought practices listed below […]

Dale Joins AgVenture® and Wehmeyer Seed as District Sales Manager 

Written on July 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm, by

Illinois based AgVenture-Wehmeyer Seed Company continues to grow. The independently owned and operated regional seed company has welcomed Aaron Dale of Memphis, to serve as an AgVenture Yield Specialist & District Sales Manager for northeast Missouri. “We are very proud to have Aaron join our sales team,” said AgVenture-Wehmeyer Seed Vice President Matt Wehmeyer. “Aaron […]

Drought Continues to Grip Northeast Missouri

Written on July 16, 2018 at 11:09 am, by

While recent scattered showers may have forced a few lawn mowers back into action and helped prevent too much activity for the local fire department during  the fireworks season surrounding Independence Day, drought conditions continue to envelop all of Scotland County. The National Weather Service’s most recent drought information statement declared Severe drought remains across […]

Soil and Water Commission Releases Acres for Grazing as Result of Drought

Written on June 28, 2018 at 8:59 am, by

In response to the extended dry weather since last fall, the Soil and Water Districts Commission granted a statewide variance during their June 13th meeting allowing grazing until September 1, 2018, in livestock excluded areas that are under maintenance of a state cost­share contract. This releases approximately 112,780 acres statewide for grazing. The variance applies […]

Hot, Dry Weather Spells Trouble For Soybean, Corn

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:32 pm, by

by Linda Geist Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat […]

Home Run Against Hunger Gathers Over 15 Tons of Food

Written on May 31, 2018 at 11:13 am, by

Jefferson City, MO — One in six adults and one in five children in Missouri experience food insecurity.  For the third consecutive year, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance teamed up with Feeding Missouri to help. Insurance producers and customer service representatives across the state collected donations throughout April and May at their local offices. Donations were […]