Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Extension to Offer Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Written on January 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm, by

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered by the University of Missouri Extension on Thursday, January 10 at 2 p.m. at the Memphis Housing Authority meeting room on Cornelius Avenue in Memphis. Attendees are asked to please park by the meeting room/office. The training session will last approximately 2 hours. Farmers and landowners are required […]

Wilson Farms, Helena Announce $1,000 Scholarship

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:19 am, by

 Helena’s Wyaconda Branch is excited to announce the recipient of the Helena HomeGrown Scholarship. Wilson Farms is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship dedicated in their name to an eligible student currently residing in a qualified county. To view qualified counties, visit The Helena HomeGrown Scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 graduating high […]

Iowa State University Animal Science Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

Written on November 27, 2018 at 9:35 am, by

AMES, Iowa – Steven Lonergan, an Iowa State University animal science professor, was awarded one of two 2018 national U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dr. Lonergan is married to Dr. Elizabeth Huff-Lonergan, formerly of Rutledge, and is the son-in-law of Jane and LeRoy Huff of Rutledge. The Association […]

USDA  Safety-Net Payments for Scotland County Could Surpass $670,000 for 2017 Crops

Written on October 23, 2018 at 5:41 pm, by

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brent Hampy, announced that more than $86 million will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Missouri FSA will distribute more than $102 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to […]

Scotland County R-1 Wins $25,000 Grant for Greenhouse From Monsanto Fund

Written on October 8, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to help nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Local farmers answered the call, and the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, has recognized Scotland […]

Extension Workshop to Address What Will Happen with Farm Cash Rents in 2019

Written on September 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm, by

Issues such as when should tenants pay part of the rent, how and when can current leases be terminated, who pays for fertilizer or lime and how much rent should a property owner receive for their farm are some of the questions that will be discussed at the University of Missouri Extension Missouri Farm Lease […]

Governor Parson Announces Emergency Water, Hay Access for Farmers

Written on August 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On August 20th, in response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of […]

Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Aids Agriculture Community Facing Drought

Written on July 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm, by

Actions will assist counties affected by severe, extreme and exceptional drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission has approved the following five actions in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order 18-05 Drought Alert: Require soil and water conservation districts to move landowners completing the drought practices listed below […]

Dale Joins AgVenture® and Wehmeyer Seed as District Sales Manager 

Written on July 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm, by

Illinois based AgVenture-Wehmeyer Seed Company continues to grow. The independently owned and operated regional seed company has welcomed Aaron Dale of Memphis, to serve as an AgVenture Yield Specialist & District Sales Manager for northeast Missouri. “We are very proud to have Aaron join our sales team,” said AgVenture-Wehmeyer Seed Vice President Matt Wehmeyer. “Aaron […]

Drought Continues to Grip Northeast Missouri

Written on July 16, 2018 at 11:09 am, by

While recent scattered showers may have forced a few lawn mowers back into action and helped prevent too much activity for the local fire department during  the fireworks season surrounding Independence Day, drought conditions continue to envelop all of Scotland County. The National Weather Service’s most recent drought information statement declared Severe drought remains across […]