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Lower Corn Prices May Lower Cash Rent Prices

Lower Corn Prices May Lower Cash Rent Prices

Missouri cash rent prices for cropland could drop in the next few years due to lower corn and bean prices, says Joe Koenen, University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist. Landowners attending an MU Extension webinar on leasing discussed Missouri cash rent county estimates released Sept. 5 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Estimates from […]

Override Failure Hits Missouri Dairy Hard

Override Failure Hits Missouri Dairy Hard

  Chesterfield, MO — Missouri’s dairy farmers are very disappointed today in how close the Missouri General Assembly came to an override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1326 and SB 506 which contained the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014.” “Despite the Missouri Senate passing the override by a 24-7 vote, the override […]

Patience Saves Lives During Harvest

Patience Saves Lives During Harvest

A simple, inexpensive sign and a few extra minutes save lives during harvest time. The slow-moving vehicle (SMV) emblem, a reflective orange triangle bordered with red, is the cheapest safety device in the farm store. But it’s also one of the best ways to remind drivers to share the road with farmers during the upcoming […]

SDS Appearing in Soybean Fields in Scotland County, Across Missouri

SDS Appearing in Soybean Fields in Scotland County, Across Missouri

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is showing up in soybean fields across the state. Farmers should scout fields thoroughly for symptoms of SDS. SDS, caused by the soil fungus Fusarium virguliforme, produces striking foliage symptoms, which first appear on upper leaves as scattered yellow blotches that increase in size, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist […]

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by October 1st

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by October 1st

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October […]

Farm Bill Authorizes New Dairy Margin Protection Program

Farm Bill Authorizes New Dairy Margin Protection Program

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) authorizes the Margin Protection. Program for dairy producers (MPP-Dairy). This new voluntary risk management program replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program which expires on September 1, 2014. MPP-Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference (the margin) between the all-milk price and national average […]

Representative Craig Redmon Receives Friend Of Agriculture Award

Representative Craig Redmon Receives Friend Of Agriculture Award

The Scotland County Farm Bureau is proud to announce that Representative Craig Redmon is a recipient of the 2014 Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award. “This award is in recognition of Representative Redmon’s voting record on issues of importance to agriculture, his working relationship with farmers in the Scotland County Farm Bureau, and his willingness […]

Garden Journal, Calendar Available From MU Extension

Garden Journal, Calendar Available From MU Extension

New publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners. There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Soil preparation, mulching, adding compost, starting seeds, when to plant and when to harvest are just a few things you need to understand to create a successful garden. Donna Aufdenberg, Sarah Denkler and Katie Kammler, horticulture specialists […]

Missouri Farmers Have Chance To Direct $3.3 Million To Nonprofits

Missouri Farmers Have Chance To Direct $3.3 Million To Nonprofits

ST. LOUIS (August 18, 2014) – Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities.  To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The program, which kicked off […]

Storage Problems Likely With Bumper Corn Crop

Storage Problems Likely With Bumper Corn Crop

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers should look now for storage options for 2014’s bumper corn harvest. University of Missouri Extension specialist Bill Wiebold said farmers may hold onto corn this year to sell it when prices increase. Corn is trading at about $3.60 a bushel, down from the record of more than $8.30 a bushel in 2012. The most recent […]

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