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Soil Tests a Worthwhile Investment for Your Lawn and Garden

Soil Tests a Worthwhile Investment for Your Lawn and Garden

  Past performance does not guarantee future results. That’s true in your lawn and garden as well as the stock market. If you haven’t had a soil test in the past few years, it would be a worthwhile investment, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist. “You are absolutely guessing unless you have the soil […]

Missouri Weather Makes Lawn Management Difficult

Missouri Weather Makes Lawn Management Difficult

Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well because of the state’s cold winters and hot summers. University of Missouri Extension turfgrass specialist Lee Miller says both warm season and cool season grasses can be grown. However, they are under numerous pest pressures during times when optimal growth is not possible due […]

America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation Supports Wyaconda Fire Department

America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation Supports Wyaconda Fire Department

  Wyaconda Rural Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from Clark County farmer Bruce Parsons, on behalf of Ebeling Farms, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization maintain the department’s fire trucks, radios, and other equipment, as well as their building. “We are extremely grateful […]

Turnaround in Beef Prices in Sight

Turnaround in Beef Prices in Sight

There have been a lot of changes at Jennings Premium Meats since it opened for business in 1954. One recent change is what customers are buying. “When the beef prices started to move up, we started seeing people migrating from steaks to ground beef, pork and poultry,” Jason Jennings says. “People still come in and […]

FAPRI Baseline Shows Lower Farm Income

FAPRI Baseline Shows Lower Farm Income

There will be a significant drop in net farm income this year. That was part of the message the Food and Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri delivered to Congress on March 9 in its 2015 annual agricultural baseline. “Farm income in 2015 is expected to go down by about 27 percent […]

Farm Bureau Members Briefed on Legislative, Market Issues

Farm Bureau Members Briefed on Legislative, Market Issues

    JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s Governor and Director of Agriculture were among the noted speakers at this year’s annual Missouri Farm Bureau Legislative Briefing and Commodity Conference held in Jefferson City February 23-24. Farmers and ranchers gathered at the event for updates on legislative issues and market forecasts. A national legislative update came from […]

Cattlemen’s Association to Host Local Meetings

Cattlemen’s Association to Host Local Meetings

The Clark County Cattlemen’s Association will host two upcoming meetings for area cattle producers. Monday March 2nd the Clark County Cattlemen will hold the annual business meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Kahoka at the Clark County Nutrition Site.  This will be a carry-in meal with the meat and drinks provided. There will be a short business meeting to […]

FFA Week – ‘Go All Out’

FFA Week – ‘Go All Out’

Did you know that in 1947, at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting, the week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday. FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural […]

Local Farmer Directs $2,500 Donation to Scotland County R-I School District

Local Farmer Directs $2,500 Donation to Scotland County R-I School District

Scotland County R-I School District has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Doug Aylward of Scotland County and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the district enhance their Agriculture and FFA programs by providing new shop equipment for students and materials for their greenhouse. “Our community is […]

NEMO Dairy Management Conference Coming to Memphis February 26th

NEMO Dairy Management Conference Coming to Memphis February 26th

The 14th Annual Northeast Missouri Dairy Management Conference will be held in Memphis at the Scotland County Fitness Center on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Registration is from 9:00-9:30 a.m. with lunch scheduled from 12:00 – 1:30.  Speakers for the event are all experts in the field including Dr. Michael J. Wolf, DVM, from the Wisconsin […]

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