April’s cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners.

Brothers Dwight and David Fry remember the day that they decided to build bedded pack barns for their dairy cows.

University of Missouri Extension kicks off its second year of hops field days Wednesday, April 18, at Bradford Research Center, Columbia.

The 2018 Northeast Missouri Soils and Crops Conference was held in Hall’s Hall in Palmyra last Thursday. Crop producers from around the area were drawn to the day-long event featuring the latest research-based information presented by University of Missouri Extension specialists.

Farmers need more research showing cover crops increase yields, reduce erosion and add nutrients back to the soil in corn-soybean rotation before they adopt the practice, says University of Missouri researcher Ranjith Udawatta.

Marion County Farm Bureau observed Thank A Farmer Week by serving coffee and donuts to those attending the livestock sale at F&T Livestock south of Palmyra Monday. From left are Farm Bureau agents Andy Smith, Nick Johnson and Bryan Bartz, Jim Bronwing of F&T Livestock and Farm Bureau…

University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Garnett Stokes announced today that Carolyn Henry, former associate dean for research and graduate studies and current interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, e…

The Missouri Pork Association welcomes producers, suppliers and distributors to the 2018 Missouri Pork Expo. The two-day event promotes the pork industry, educates youth and adults and distributes information from current research. 

Where would we be without farmers? Those hard working individuals who care for the land and animals provide us with food, clothing, entertainment, medicine, shelter, transportation and much more. 

Drones are higher in quality and lower in price than they were just a few years ago when farmers began using them, says University of Missouri Extension natural resources engineer Kent Shannon.

The last sale set records for six fall sales of Show-Me-Select heifer replacements. The average price per head was $2,118 on 224 head of bred heifers at F&T Livestock Auction, Palmyra, Dec. 9.

Two sales of bred heifers in one day start the fall season for Show-Me-Select Replacements. Sales on Nov. 17 are first of six. Those are Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage and Kirksville Livestock, LLC.

LaClare Family Creamery of Malone, Wis. is acquiring the assets of Heartland Creamery in a sale scheduled to be completed in the next several weeks. The terms of the transaction between Heartland and LaClare were undisclosed. Heartland Creamery products have included cow and goat cheese and …

University of Missouri Extension economists urge farmers to complete the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census should arrive in farmers’ mailboxes in December. It can be returned by mail or securely submitted online.

University of Missouri Extension will offer a program on Missouri’s fence laws 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Chariton County Courthouse, 306 S. Cherry St., Keytesville.

Kimberly Viers, USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) acting state executive director, announced that approximately 60,000 Missouri farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. 

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s XtendiMax. 

Rural Missourians can save money on energy bills with help from University of Missouri Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Fon E. Owings, a long-time veterinarian from Unionville, will be honored at the 2017 Missouri Livestock Symposium Friday, Dec. 1, when he will be inducted into the Missouri Livestock Symposium’s Livestock Person of the Year Hall of Fame. 

The Marion County Farm Bureau board members and the Marion County Farm Bureau Insurance office employees met at Fiddlestiks in Hannibal, Thursday, Sept. 7, to enjoy a celebratory lunch with Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau president, and Steve Roberts, Missouri Farm Bureau senior regional c…

Six Missouri farms, including one from the Palmyra area, have joined the Soil Health Partnership, a move that could hasten the adoption of agricultural practices linked to optimizing crop production and sustainability alike in the Show-Me State.  

University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Wayne Flanary says about 160 acres of soybean in northwestern Missouri show symptoms of sclerotinia stem rot. The MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic confirmed the disease, which can cause large losses in fields with high yield potential.

Peiter Shrops were honored to receive the Sheep Shepherd Award during the 2017 Missouri State Fair. (Contributed photo)

University of Missouri Extension specialists recently began a survey to learn how many specialty crop growers there are in the state and what their economic impact is.

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, is extending the open call for nominations of the Leopold Conservation Award® Program in Missouri, and is now accepting applications until Aug. 1. 

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, is extending the open call for nominations of the Leopold Conservation Award® Program in Missouri, and is now accepting applications until Aug. 1. 

University of Missouri researchers, under the direction of MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley, are finding that pigweed seed is popping up in birdseed in alarming numbers.

Effective immediately, Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn has issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order on all products labeled for agricultural use that contain Dicamba in Missouri. 

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