Tag Archives: HArvest

Bumper Crop May Cause Storage Woes for Local Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent crop production report estimates corn production up by 11 percent over last year. while forecasting a 3 percent increase in soybeans, meaning crop producers will have more grain to sell at lower prices in 2016. Storage might become tight after this year’s excellent wheat yields, says University of Missouri […]

Young Hunters Check 18,091 Deer During Missouri Early Youth Hunt

A hard frost awaited hunters Saturday morning for the opening of the 2014 Missouri Youth Deer Season, but weather improved over the weekend resulting in solid harvest numbers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on […]

MoDOT to Allow Overweight Loads of Grain

JEFFERSON CITY – Recent heavy rains are hampering farmers’ efforts to harvest a bumper grain crop. As muddy fields dry, Missourians must race to draw grain from the fields and get it to market. At the request of Richard Fordyce, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced that Missouri […]

Storage Problems Likely With Bumper Corn Crop

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers should look now for storage options for 2014’s bumper corn harvest. University of Missouri Extension specialist Bill Wiebold said farmers may hold onto corn this year to sell it when prices increase. Corn is trading at about $3.60 a bushel, down from the record of more than $8.30 a bushel in 2012. The most recent […]

2013 Harvest Report Shows Record US Corn Production

2013 Harvest Report Indicates High Quality US Corn Ready to Market Record production, high quality, and minor weather-related impacts are the top-line findings of the 2013/2014 Corn Harvest Quality Report, released today by the U.S. Grains Council. “After a record drought last year, the world has been watching intently the 2013 U.S. corn crop,” said […]

Post Harvest Options and Food Labeling

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.  ~Alfred E. Newman In July, we get to harvest many favorite foods:  tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, carrots, cabbages, etc.  With the harvest comes a lot of non-edible plant material that can be composted to […]