Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Scotland County Farm Bureau Leaders Attend MFB Annual Meeting

Written on December 12, 2017 at 11:44 am, by

Farm Bureau members were challenged to tell their stories of family farming during the 103rd annual meeting of the Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB). The meeting theme “Agvocate,” stressed the importance of farmers and ranchers talking about production agriculture and farm life. During the meeting, members heard from several Missouri Congressmen, a whole slate of statewide […]

Conservation Groups Help Hire New Land Management Specialist for Region

Written on December 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm, by

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and its partners are pleased to announce the expansion of the Missouri Farm Bill Biologist Partnership with the hiring of three new positions throughout the state. The biologists – Wes Buchheit, Bryan O’Connor, and Wesley Hanks – will assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands through […]

Ward Among 18 Students Named to  Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

Written on November 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm, by

Iowa Corn proudly announced the 18 Iowa college students who will make up the eighth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT). Comprised of Iowa students pursuing degrees in agriculture, CAT will assist the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) in developing targeted programs to enhance the organizations’ relationships with […]

Deadlines Announced for USDA Crop Acreage Reporting

Written on November 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm, by

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Scotland County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Scotland County: November 15, 2017 -Perennial Forage; hay/pasture/alfalfa December 15, 2017 – Wheat and other fall […]

Wyaconda Tractor Pull Honors Memory of James Dalton

Written on November 7, 2017 at 1:49 pm, by

John Steele presented the James Dalton family a memorial plaque for his dedication to the sport of antique tractor pulling. James Dalton, 49 was born on March 12, 1968 and left this world on April 22, 2017. He was a devoted family man with a wife (Laura) of 27 years, 3 children (Brian, Elizabeth and […]

Drought Lands Scotland County USDA Primary Natural Disaster Area Designation

Written on November 3, 2017 at 8:44 am, by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Davis, Henry, Keokuk and Van Buren counties in Iowa as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Iowa also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are: Appanoose, Jefferson, Mahaska, Wapello, Des […]

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Missouri Farmers

Written on October 31, 2017 at 12:42 am, by

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Kimberly Viers announced that approximately 60,000 Missouri farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect […]

MU Extension to Host Farm Bill Summit October 18th

Written on October 12, 2017 at 10:13 am, by

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A day of talks on issues Missourians need in the next farm bill from the U.S. Congress will be October. 18 at the University of Missouri. MU Extension pulls together interested parties for lectures and roundtable talks. The meeting is for all farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill Summit follows a tradition of […]

Missouri Farm Cash Rent Rates Drop in Latest USDA Report

Written on October 12, 2017 at 10:12 am, by

Cash rent rates dropped overall in many Missouri counties, according to a September 8 report from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rates for cropland and pastureland dropped overall from the previous year, said University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialist Joe Koenen. Koenen leads sessions on Missouri farm leases to educate landowners and tenants on how […]

USDA Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments to Exceed $9.6 Billion

Written on October 12, 2017 at 10:09 am, by

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on October 3rd, announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and […]