Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

Written on March 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm, by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the […]

MU Extension to Host Hay School March 23 in Glenwood

Written on March 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm, by

Hay producers can learn how to grow forage and harvest quality hay at University of Missouri Extension’s upcoming Hay Production School 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schuyler County Community Center on March 23rd. MU Extension specialists will give sessions on how farmers can harvest quality hay more economically during the one-day workshop, says […]

Ponds, Terraces and Cover Crops – Soil & Water Conservation District Doing Its Part to Battle Erosion

Written on March 4, 2019 at 8:22 pm, by

For nearly three quarters of a century, the Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District has been working with local landowners to install methods of preventing soil erosion on agricultural land and reducing nutrient and pesticide runoff into Missouri’s waterways. The district will host its annual customer appreciation day on Friday, March 8th at the […]

Scotland County Livestock ‘Weighing-In’ on Community’s Future With Major Renovation

Written on February 15, 2019 at 11:52 am, by

Most building renovations involve revamping floor space,  updating fixtures and a covering it all up with a few coats of paint. That wasn’t the case at Scotland County Livestock, where the Blomme family literally took the roof off for a complete remodel of the livestock sale arena. “Fortunately we had some really good weather to […]

Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

Written on February 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

Farmers around the world provide consumers with food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter and so much more! Missouri’s 99,171 farms on 28.5 million acres of land produce a wide variety of crops and livestock. Farmers are dedicated to stewardship of the land and animals that provide for all of us. Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm […]

Extension Program to Explain Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws

Written on February 5, 2019 at 4:20 pm, by

A program to discuss Missouri’s complicated fence law will be held on Thursday evening, February 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Clark County Extension Office that is located at 111 East Court, Suite 10 in Kahoka. There is a $15 charge for this meeting and that covers the […]

Great News for North Missouri Farmers

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm, by

by Congressman Sam Graves 6th District of Missouri Farmers and rural landowners in North Missouri received several pieces of good news last week. President Trump’s EPA announced that the disastrous “Waters of the United States” rule, or WOTUS, is no more and a new Clean Water Rule will replace it.   With WOTUS, the Obama administration […]

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 […]