Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

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 […]

Memphis Chapter Claims 3rd Place in Prairieland FS Growing Our Future FFA Program

Written on May 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm, by

Prairieland FS, Inc. is happy to announce the three winners in its Growing Our Future FFA Program. Claiming the first place prize of $5,000 for their FFA Chapter is V.I.T. FFA. Second place was awarded to Cuba FFA and they will receive $2,500 for their FFA Chapter. $1,000 and third place honors go to Memphis […]

Memphis FFA Livestock Team Places Second in State Competition

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

The Memphis FFA Chapter placed second in the livestock evaluation career development event at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 59 teams in the competition. Memphis members include Morgan Blessing, Anna Triplett, Jenna Blessing and Parker Triplett. Individually, Morgan Blessing placed 8th, Anna Triplett placed 9th, Jenna Blessing placed 11th and Parker Triplett placed […]

Don’t Let April Snow Showers Dull May Flowers

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:36 am, by

April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Growers who plant early risk crop damage or loss to freezing temperatures,” he said. “However, if the latter does not occur, they are rewarded by earlier produce, which commands more […]

SCR-I Students Attend MOFB Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

Written on April 24, 2018 at 3:44 pm, by

Four hundred thirty-seven high school students and chaperons from around the state attended the 24th Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 12. They met with legislators at the State Capitol and participated in an afternoon session at the MOFB Center. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the MOFB Promotion and Education Program. To start […]

Triplett, Campbell Selected for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Written on April 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm, by

Parker Triplett of Rutledge, and Katie Campbell of Memphis were among the  30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA). The Scotland County R-I students will spend the first week of June in the St. Louis area learning about many of the unique opportunities available […]

USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Written on April 5, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

Bipartisan Budget Act Makes Substantial Program Changes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, […]

JWCC Agriculture Students Place at Illinois and National Conferences

Written on March 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm, by

Two students from John Wood Community College’s Agriculture Club, accompanied by Gary Shupe, JWCC agricultural sciences department co-chair, associate professor and club advisor, recently attended the 44th Annual Illinois Professional Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference and competition in Springfield.  Over 110 students representing eight community colleges and two universities competed in various career program areas. Kaitlyn […]