Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

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 […]

FSA County Committee Nomination Period Underway

Written on July 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm, by

Scotland County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Jennifer Brummit, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. “County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Brummit. To be eligible to […]

Dry June Has Scotland County on Brink of Drought Designation

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:52 am, by

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2 inches of rain weekly to grow well. In […]

MDC Offers Private Landowners Payments For Public Access

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:49 am, by

Program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities HANNIBAL, Mo. — A new program offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer payments to private landowners for public access for hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. The voluntary Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) also offers financial incentives for wildlife habitat improvement […]

Cicadas Begin Their Summer Sounds In July

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:48 am, by

 The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to discover nature this summer by learning more about cicadas. There are two types of cicadas, annual and periodical. As their names suggest, annual cicadas make an appearance every summer in July, whereas periodical cicadas emerge in 13 and 17-year cycles in late May. Annual cicadas have […]