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‘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 […]

Producers Must Report Prevented Planting and Failed Acres

Producers Must Report Prevented Planting and Failed Acres

A relatively dry March has been replaced by wetter weather in April and May causing some area farmers delays in planting. While rain totals have not been excessive, the timing of the showers has proven troublesome for some producers who are running out of windows to get crops into the ground. Sharon Marks, Executive Director […]

Annual Northeast Missouri Bull Sale Sets New Record

The 43rd Annual Northeast Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale was held at Palmyra on March 28th. The overall average on 59 bulls was a record $5,095. The high breed average was Charolais at $5,416.  Other breed averages were Angus $5,350, Simmental $4,090, and Hereford $3,866. High selling bulls in the sale were Angus consigned by […]

Schuyler Farmer Directs Funds to Scotland County Hospital’s Oncology & Infusion Center

Schuyler Farmer Directs Funds to Scotland County Hospital’s Oncology & Infusion Center

America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation supports local organization Scotland County Hospital’s Oncology & Infusion Center has received a $2,500 donation from Schuyler County farmer Evan Johnson and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization provide additional comforts and resources to the patients and families that receive their […]

MU Expert Says Don’t Guess On Garden Fertilizer

MU Expert Says Don’t Guess On Garden Fertilizer

COLUMBIA, Mo.– Don’t add fertilizer to your garden unless you know what the soil needs. The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested, says Manjula Nathan, director of University of Missouri Extension’s Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory (SoilPlantLab.missouri.edu) and MU associate professor of plant sciences. […]

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