Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

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 […]

Harvey Joins NuTech Seed as Area Dealer

Written on October 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm, by

Growers in the Scotland County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their hybrid corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum and sunflower seed needs. Brian Harvey has partnered with NuTech Seed, LLC to provide growers a wide range of genetically diverse, high performing products. As a NuTech Seed Dealer, Harvey strives to continue […]

Dairy Producers Can Enroll Now for 2018 Coverage or Opt Out

Written on October 3, 2017 at 9:11 am, by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy).  Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018. “Secretary Perdue is using his authority to […]

Northeast Missouri Youths Participate in MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit 

Written on September 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm, by

Columbia, MO —Missouri junior swine exhibitors traveled to jackpot shows throughout the summer competing for points in the MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit. Points for the circuit could be earned from nineteen different shows held across Missouri. An awards presentation was conducted to conclude the program August 9 at the Pork Place on the Missouri […]

‘A New Beginning’: More Than 400 Guests Attend Greenley Research Center Field Day

Written on August 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm, by

The Greenley Research Center showed off its extensive collaborative efforts, as well as its new Grace Greenley Farm, during its 40th annual field day on Tuesday, August 8. More than 400 individuals attended the event, which was focused on showcasing the water quality projects that Greenley will be conducting on its new farm. “The weather, […]

Meeting Planned to Provide Input into Federal Conservation Programs

Written on July 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm, by

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 2 p.m. July 27th at The Edina USDA Service Center. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge […]

Missouri Producers Have Until August 1st to Enroll in ARC/PLC

Written on July 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm, by

COLUMBIA – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Kimberly Viers reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until August 1st to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural […]

Extension Expert Says Delayed Hay Harvest Calls for Testing

Written on June 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm, by

This year’s delayed hay harvest calls for hay testing. University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Anthony Ohmes says farmers benefit from routine hay testing. Hay quality varies based on forage species, maturity, management, harvest conditions, and insect or disease damage. Guessing the quality of hay fed to livestock could result in lower profits, Ohmes says. […]