Tag Archives: NASS

Scotland County Nearly Shutout in Latest CRP Signup

In May the results of the 49th annual Conservation Reserve Program enrollment results were announced with more than 800,000 acres nationwide accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help farmers offset the costs of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and strengthen wildlife […]

Crops Receive Much Needed Rain Over Weekend

While it may not classify as the fabled “million Dollar” rain farmers often speak fondly of, the weekend precipitation that fell across Scotland County on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, couldn’t help but bring smiles to faces that were beginning to show the strain of concern over dry conditions. According to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail […]

Flash Drought Still an Issue Despite Recent Rain Relief

COLUMBIA – It’s been a pretty typical July, weather-wise, in Missouri. The only problem is it’s barely June, and high temperatures and lack of rain threaten damage to crops, pastures and lawns. A University of Missouri climatologist said May, and now June, continued a weather trend that set records and prefaced an emerging drought most […]