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Weather Challenges Affecting Missouri Agriculture 

Weather Challenges Affecting Missouri Agriculture 

Frequent and heavy rains this spring and summer have resulted in unprecedented challenges to plant, crop, and animal agriculture. Most cattle producers are familiar with the term fescue endophyte and the associated problems that arise with grazing Kentucky 31 fescue. However, there are fewer that may have heard of or understand the differences between endophyte […]

Soggy-Bottom Blues Killing the Green

Soggy-Bottom Blues Killing the Green

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension Rain continues to reign in Missouri’s corn and soybean fields. The type and location of flooding determines damage to planted crops, says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. An understanding of flooding can help farmers consider options and risks. According to Wiebold, three factors determine how […]

Enrollment Open for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program  

Enrollment Open for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program  

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin – the difference between the price of […]

Forget April — May Had All the Showers

Forget April — May Had All the Showers

by Debbie Johnson, University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – No surprise, Missouri had a lot of rain in May. “May was very wet for all of Missouri, especially in western parts of the state where many locations saw more than 10 inches of rain,” said Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture […]

‘Triple Whammy’ for Missouri Farmers

‘Triple Whammy’ for Missouri Farmers

by Linda Geist University of Missouri Extension  Missouri ranks ninth in planting progress among Midwestern soybean-growing states. “Missouri farmers face a triple whammy of prevented corn planting, delayed soybean planting, and poor crop vigor because of cloudy skies and wet soil,” says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. With heavy rains forecast for […]

Brown Patch Lawn Disease Could Erupt In Yards This Summer

Brown Patch Lawn Disease Could Erupt In Yards This Summer

Debbie Johnson University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brown patch is a fungal disease of turfgrass that loves two things: heat and moisture. “I’ve noticed a fair amount of brown patch starting to develop over the past two weeks and with the wet weather and warm temperatures that we’re seeing now, we’ll see a […]

Taylar Eggleston-Wood Awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Taylar Eggleston-Wood Awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Scotland County R-I High School graduate Taylar Eggleston-Wood has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Eggleston-Wood, of Arbela, will attend John Wood Community College in the fall to study agricultural business management. “Taylar has been involved with agriculture her whole life,” said […]

Rain, Late Corn Planting Delay Soybean Planting

Rain, Late Corn Planting Delay Soybean Planting

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row. Delays in corn planting have pushed soybean planting progress well below the five-year average. Soybean planting generally does not begin until corn planting is complete. […]

Agriculture Grateful for Gains During 2015 Legislative Session

Agriculture Grateful for Gains During 2015 Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For Missouri Farm Bureau, the 2015 Legislative Session will be remembered for early successes and late disappointments. Top priorities were approved and signed by Governor Nixon well before the session ended and proposals that Farm Bureau believed to be detrimental to Missouri agriculture were defeated.  However, some important measures will be […]

Show-Me Snapshots Photo Contest Picks up Steam

Show-Me Snapshots Photo Contest Picks up Steam

  The fourth annual Show-Me Snapshots Photo Contest, sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) partnered with the MFB Foundation for Agriculture, is picking up steam as weather warms and seasonal crops begin to emerge for prime photo ops for photographers. The contest, launched in January and ending October 16, 2015, is open to Missouri Farm […]

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