Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Extension to Offer Management Intensive Grazing School

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm, by

A Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) School is scheduled for August 22-23, 2019 at the Greenley Research Center, Novelty, MO. The two-day school will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions and field exercises covering both agronomic and livestock topics related to grazing and livestock production on pastures.   Topics include pasture species selection and management, fencing and […]

Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Missouri

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Agriculture, in coordination with USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, has detected ramorum blight on rhododendron plants shipped to some retail nurseries in Missouri. The disease is more commonly known as Sudden Oak Death when it infects oak trees. The rhododendrons were shipped to Wal-Mart and Rural […]

USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops in Missouri

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm, by

Producers in States Impacted by Floods and Heavy Moisture Must Report by July 22 July 10, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Missouri impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to […]

Missouri Farm Service Agency Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline to July 15

Written on July 8, 2019 at 2:16 pm, by

Columbia, MO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Missouri producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture. Producers now have until July 15, 2019, to report acres they intended to plant this spring but could not due to weather conditions. The new […]

May 2019 Makes History as Third Wettest Period in State History

Written on July 5, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Most folks won’t need to read the newspaper to learn that this past month of May was pretty wet. However, University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan recently announced that statewide, May 2019 was the third wettest month on record in the Show-Me State, and the wettest May in the 125-year record keeping by the […]

Greenley Research Center to Host Conservation Showcase in Partnership with Missouri LICA

Written on July 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm, by

During the week of July 22-26, the Missouri Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) will partner with the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Greenley Research Center to host a Conservation Showcase at the Grace Greenley Farm in Novelty, Mo. With the assistance of a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation […]

New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Now Open

Written on June 20, 2019 at 12:52 pm, by

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that signup began June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency […]

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 14

Written on June 11, 2019 at 11:44 am, by

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate. “I encourage America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest stewards to […]

Survival of Flooded Crops Depends on Time, Temperature

Written on June 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm, by

 “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring” is a child’s chant that rings far too true for Missouri farmers today. Many Missouri field crops face fallout from flooding and excessive rain, says University of Missouri Extension corn and small grains specialist Greg Luce. Survival of flooded corn and soybean seedlings depends on how […]

USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup, Extensions Available for Other Contracts

Written on May 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm, by

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one of the country’s largest conservation programs. “USDA offers a variety of conservation programs to farmers and ranchers, […]