Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Country View Store Offers ‘Head Start’ to Learning Where Food Comes From

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:55 pm, by

Ask a child where his glass of milk came from and the likely answer will be the refrigerator. A little more in depth response possibly could be the grocery store. Last week the students of the Memphis Head Start program took that question one step further as part of a tour of the Burkholder Dairy […]

USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm, by

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall […]

Planting The Cool-Season Vegetable Garden

Written on April 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm, by

Planting a cool season vegetable garden is a great way to start the spring gardening season. First, prepare the soil as soon as it can be worked. It is workable when a handful of firm soil crumbles in your hand when gently pressed. Apply recommended nutrients at this time according to soil test results. Phosphorus […]

USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

Written on March 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm, by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the […]

MU Extension to Host Hay School March 23 in Glenwood

Written on March 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm, by

Hay producers can learn how to grow forage and harvest quality hay at University of Missouri Extension’s upcoming Hay Production School 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schuyler County Community Center on March 23rd. MU Extension specialists will give sessions on how farmers can harvest quality hay more economically during the one-day workshop, says […]

Ponds, Terraces and Cover Crops – Soil & Water Conservation District Doing Its Part to Battle Erosion

Written on March 4, 2019 at 8:22 pm, by

For nearly three quarters of a century, the Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District has been working with local landowners to install methods of preventing soil erosion on agricultural land and reducing nutrient and pesticide runoff into Missouri’s waterways. The district will host its annual customer appreciation day on Friday, March 8th at the […]

Scotland County Livestock ‘Weighing-In’ on Community’s Future With Major Renovation

Written on February 15, 2019 at 11:52 am, by

Most building renovations involve revamping floor space,  updating fixtures and a covering it all up with a few coats of paint. That wasn’t the case at Scotland County Livestock, where the Blomme family literally took the roof off for a complete remodel of the livestock sale arena. “Fortunately we had some really good weather to […]

Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

Written on February 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

Farmers around the world provide consumers with food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter and so much more! Missouri’s 99,171 farms on 28.5 million acres of land produce a wide variety of crops and livestock. Farmers are dedicated to stewardship of the land and animals that provide for all of us. Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm […]

Extension Program to Explain Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws

Written on February 5, 2019 at 4:20 pm, by

A program to discuss Missouri’s complicated fence law will be held on Thursday evening, February 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Clark County Extension Office that is located at 111 East Court, Suite 10 in Kahoka. There is a $15 charge for this meeting and that covers the […]

Great News for North Missouri Farmers

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm, by

by Congressman Sam Graves 6th District of Missouri Farmers and rural landowners in North Missouri received several pieces of good news last week. President Trump’s EPA announced that the disastrous “Waters of the United States” rule, or WOTUS, is no more and a new Clean Water Rule will replace it.   With WOTUS, the Obama administration […]