Farm & Agriculture

Saturday was beautiful day to visit the Steam and Gas Engine show grounds, where several teamsters arrived to mow the fields the old fashioned way.  
Source: William Wiebold, 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soggy fields, low soil temperatures and 16 cloudy days in May delayed soybean planting in Missouri. Average yield for soybean planted in the third week of June is at least 25% less than soybean planted in early May, and July plantings fare even...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Stocker cattle make up just 12 percent of the 4.25 million head currently part of the beef industry in Missouri. But these cattle could add as much as $78 million to Missouri’s economy, according to the Missouri Beef Value-Added Study, a 2016 University of Missouri Extension report...
Annual population change in Missouri counties (2019-2020). From 'Population Trends in Missouri and Its Regions' by Mark White, University of Missouri associate extension professor.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri’s population grew by about 11,000 people from 2019 to 2020. This 0.2% increase is only half the national rate of 0.4%, though it is typical of the modest growth experienced by many other Midwestern states. But the picture gets more complicated when you zoom in to specific...
MU Extension specialists are seeing signs of ergot in Missouri grasses. Ergot bodies look like mouse droppings, as seen in this 2013 file photo. The toxic fungus infects grasses and cereal crops and can cause severe illness and death in livestock. Photo by Kent Faddis.
Source: Craig Roberts, 573-882-0481; Tim J. Evans, 573-884-9270 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri livestock and forage specialists are reporting ergot infestations that can cause major losses in livestock, said MU Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts. Ergot can cause severe illness...
Source: Eric Bailey, 573-884-7873 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey says beef producers can offset rising feed prices with changes in their operations. “It’s time to literally cut the fat from cow-calf operations,” says Bailey. Rising corn and soybean...
Source: Michele Warmund, 573-882-9632 COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Gooseberry grows as a small deciduous shrub with edible fruit,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. Gooseberry clubs once popular The European gooseberry is an ancient fruit that became popular in Europe and...
NEVADA, Mo. – “I brought it up to test.” University of Missouri Extension agronomist Pat Miller often hears that when farmers talk about crop fertilizer applications. “I do not think it means what you think it means,” Miller says, quoting the movie “The Princess Bride.” According to Miller, people...
Source: David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Peonies serve as the traditional flower of Memorial Day. Their huge, lavish blossoms stand as fragrant sentinels in country cemeteries, conjuring memories of times and people past. In the 1800s, when the holiday was called Decoration Day,...
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Beef producers look at their developing heifers and wonder which one will make them the most profit over her life. With tightening margins the past few years, producers must look to data-driven decisions for their breeding stock, says Reagan Bluel, interim superintendent of the...

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