Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Continued Growth In Meat Supply Hurting Livestock Prices

Written on September 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm, by

As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?” The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports. “The growing meat supply is a big factor,” Brown told the […]

Chinese Buyers Commit to Buy Nearly 1.8 Billion Dollars of U.S. Soy at 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Written on September 8, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

Agreement shows U.S. farmers continue to produce high-quality, sustainable soybeans As U.S. farmers prepare to harvest their 2016 soybean crops, customers in China are committing to purchase them. Buyers from China have committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made […]

Rep. Craig Redmon Recognized by Missouri Farm Bureau as a “Friend of Agriculture” 

Written on September 8, 2016 at 8:54 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The state’s largest agriculture organization recently presented state Rep. Craig Redmon with a 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award. The Missouri Farm Bureau presented Rep. Redmon with the award on September 1 at the annual meeting of the Adair/Schuyler County Farm Bureau. The Missouri Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award is presented each […]

4-H and FFA Youth Exhibit at 2016 Missouri State Fair

Written on September 6, 2016 at 11:54 am, by

Scotland County was well represented at the 2016 Missouri State Fair.  Youth from Scotland County exhibited cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits. Those 4-H members exhibiting cattle were: Abby Huff – Hereford heifer 3rd place; Mason Mallett – Maine-Tainer heifer 3rd place; Taylar Eggleston-Wood –  Simmental Cow/calf 1st place and Grand Champion Cow/calf  4-H; William […]

Greenley Research Center Field Day Draws 300 Guests 

Written on August 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm, by

The wagon tours were packed throughout the morning as more than 300 attendees enjoyed presentations and discussions during the 39th annual Greenley Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, August 9. Attendees were able to take part in three tours – pest management, agronomy and beef. “The turnout and the weather were both really good,” Greenley […]

Missouri Producers Reminded of Nearing Deadline to Submit Nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Written on July 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm, by

Columbia, MO July 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Mark Cadle, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. “The August 1 deadline to submit nominations is […]

Local Corn Farmers Briefed on Mass Tort Lawsuit Against Syngenta

Written on July 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm, by

Jessica Dodd, not Erin Brockovich, was in Memphis Monday morning but the storylines were similar enough to the famous movie about a class action lawsuit, that the analogy has become a common one when Dodd and her fellow representatives visit with prospective clients considering joining the Midwest Corn Lawsuit. “We kind of joke about it, […]

MU Ag Alumni Gather in Gorin for CAFNR Picnic

Written on July 26, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

While recent rains have returned the Gorin area farm scenery to green in color, an influx of University of Missouri alumni and boosters turned the region black and gold for an evening. The Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer farm on Route U near Gorin was the sight of a MU College of Agriculture, Food & […]

Greenley Research Center Field Day to Focus on Battling a Challenging Growing Season 

Written on July 21, 2016 at 10:43 am, by

This growing season has been a challenging one so far, with early dry conditions and escalating weed control problems. The Greenley Research Center will cover both of these management issues during its 39th annual Field Day on Tuesday, August 9. The agronomy tour will address innovative irrigation options in both corn and soybeans. There will […]

Midwest Corn Lawsuit to Host Informational Town Hall in Memphis

Written on July 19, 2016 at 6:59 pm, by will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Memphis, Missouri on Monday, July 25, 2016. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. All corn growers in the area are encouraged to attend. In 2009 Syngenta released a new strain of corn seed into the United States market before […]