Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Memphis FFA Team Claims Win at JWCC Livestock Judging Contest

Written on October 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm, by

John Wood Community College recently held its 16th annual Ag Alumni Association Livestock Judging Invitational at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center, sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition and Moorman’s ShowTec and hosted by JWCC Agriculture Alumni Association and Livestock Evaluation Club. Three hundred and fourteen students from 28 Illinois and Missouri high schools, FFA and 4-H […]

McPherson/Hunolt Property Honored as Missouri Century Farm

Written on September 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm, by

Robert and Dorothy Hunolt and John and Kathie McPherson, of Rutledge, were recently awarded recognition of their Missouri Century Farm.   Their farm was originally purchased in 1907. Robert Hunolt applied for the Century Farm program through the University of Missouri Extension in April 2019.  The sign was presented to him by Lisa Doster, County Engagement […]

Prairieland FS Named 2019 Regional Environmental Respect Award Winner

Written on September 10, 2019 at 2:34 pm, by

Prairieland FS is pleased to announce that its La Belle Missouri location has received the Environmental Respect Award sponsored by Corteva AgriScience.  This award is one of four regional awards given in the north America. The ERA is a global program created to recognize organizations that demonstrate leadership in compliance, proper material handling and application […]

Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm, by

Dairy Producers Must Sign up before Sept. 20 for 2019 Coverage The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that as of August 19th, producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before September 20, 2019. […]

Mary Morgan Property Receives 2019 Missouri Century Farm Status

Written on September 8, 2019 at 3:53 pm, by

The latest installment of the Missouri Century Farms in Scotland County traces its origins all the way back to the original deed from the United States government in 1856. Mary Morgan recently received registration for the original Collins homestead as a Century Farm through the University of Missouri Extension. Long-term owners of Missouri farms are […]

USDA Designates Scotland County as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Written on August 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm, by

WASHINGTON – On August 14th Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Missouri counties with the […]

Farm Service Agency Highlights Upcoming Maintenance Deadline for Idle Ground Contracts

Written on August 6, 2019 at 12:45 pm, by

In a year with so many prevented planting acres, The Scotland County Farm Service Agency reminds farmers that it is important to be aware of the requirement to maintain ground that is left idle.  Producers enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must protect all cropland and noncropland acres […]

USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Written on July 23, 2019 at 11:13 am, by

Income-over-feed margin for May triggers fifth payment for 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through September 20, 2019. “Times have been especially tough for dairy farmers, […]

Pollinator Program to be Held July 29 in Glenwood

Written on July 23, 2019 at 9:17 am, by

Raising solitary and mason bees, pollinators, and native plants will be addressed at a University of Missouri Extension sponsored pollinator program on Monday, July 29.  The program begins at 6:30 pm at the Schuyler County Community Center, 308 Main St., Glenwood. The program will be taught by Master Gardener Dr. Dan Getman and Extension Horticulture […]

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 […]