Most soybean and corn likely will yield less than normal this year due to late planting and unfavorable weather during critical grain-fill periods, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold.

Two family-owned, full-service John Deere dealer groups headquartered in Mexico, Mo., and Waterloo, Ill., announced plans to merge their businesses Oct. 1. 

University of Missouri Extension offers a Beef Cattle Artificial Insemination School in October at Lincoln University’s Alan T. Busby Farm, Jefferson City.

Leonardo da Vinci might have been describing the last few growing seasons for pastures when he wrote, “Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated, will produce the rankest weeds.”

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members.

Fall harvest and texting on Missouri’s rural roadways do not mix, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch. “Turn your cellphone to TTYL (“talk to you later”) and stay alert for moving farm equipment,” she says.

Plan now to stockpile tall fescue for winter feeding. Stockpiled fescue lowers feed input costs and leads to better profits in cattle operations, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist.

A Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) School is scheduled for Aug. 22-23, at the Greenley Research Center, Novelty. 

Through a mail and electronic ballot, the stockholders of FCS Financial elected four directors to the board. Elected by the cooperative’s member-owners were incumbent Kenny Bergmann of Walnut Grove, Mo., incumbent Mark Pierce of Dekalb, Mo., Dale Ridder of Hermann, Mo., and David Wright of E…

Marion County Farm Bureau board members, including Joyce Vannice, observed Dairy Month in June by passing out free ice cream sandwiches to the intersection of Main and Ross streets in Palmyra Thursday afternoon.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. 

With 896,570 Missourians labeled as “food insecure” according to the Map the Meal Gap 2016 study, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognizes the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry families across the state. 

Water beds for cows improve comfort and milk production at the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center near Columbia.

With school cancellations because of the weather, Marion County Farm Bureau’s Thank a Farmer Week program at the Palmyra Elementary School was postponed till classes resumed. Board Members Lacey Miller and Cindy Griesbaum finally were able to read to the third grade classes taught by Joanna …

Corn farmers, industry representatives and guests from across the state gathered in Jefferson City, Mo., recently for the Missouri Corn Growers Association annual meeting and legislative day. 

Craig Sutter of Taylor, recently won state first place in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated division of the 2018 National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. Sutter won with Pioneer P1197AM brand corn, which yielded 303.78 bushels per acre.  

Caleb Jones, an attorney and former legislator, has taken the helm as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Jefferson City. 

For a few days, after a particularly difficult year with low market prices and extreme weather conditions, Farm Bureau members gathered to focus on gratitude for their way of life. 

Marion County Farm Bureau was recognized at Missouri Farm Bureau’s 104th annual meeting for outstanding program achievements, during an awards program Dec. 3 at Lake of the Ozarks.

Major farm management decisions concern capital and labor. Too little attention goes to the labor side of farming, says agricultural economist Joe Horner.

Replacement heifers to upgrade cow-calf herds will be offered in six Show-Me-Select sales this fall. Also, owners can restock cow herds culled in the drought.

The annual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference offers updates on how 2018’s drought-to-downpour growing season affected crops, pests and disease, and provides insights on how trade affects agricultural commodity markets.

Candra King, 13, of Taylor, won the 4-H reserve champion shropshire ram competition at the Sheep Pavilion of the Missouri State Fair, Aug. 11. King is a seventh grade student at Palmyra Middle School, and is a member of the Lucky Four 4-H Chapter. Her parents are Andrea and Craig King. (Phot…

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