Farm & Agriculture

Friday, December 04, 2015 COLUMBIA, Mo. – For the first time, farmers will pay reduced fees to attend the annual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference, Dec. 15-16. At first, the conference wasn’t planned for farmers. It updated farm advisers on new MU research and crop reports. Soon,...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Good yields from first-harvested soybean surprised Missouri farmers this fall. After rain-delayed planting followed by late drought, growers didn't expect much. “Yields have been surprisingly good from timely planted fields,” says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist...
COLUMBIA, MO (Oct. 29, 2015) -- MFA Oil Company, the seventh largest propane retailer in the United States, announces it has acquired Elaine Petroleum Distribution, Inc., a refined fuels supplier based in Elaine, Arkansas. The purchase strengthens MFA Oil’s position in eastern Arkansas as the...
By Wyatt Fraas, wyattf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and rancher inquiries come from military veterans. They have the same needs as other new...
JEFFERSON CITY — A diverse business coalition, including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has filed a suit to stop the City of St. Louis from enacting an ordinance mandating that employers pay a higher minimum wage in St. Louis versus the rest of the state. As the state’s largest...
I can still remember back to when I was a kid growing up on the family farm and one of the most exciting times for me was fall deer season. I can recollect waiting at the house for my dad to return, hoping that one of the gun shots I had heard that morning was his and that he would be bringing a...
Bull named Grand Champion and Supreme Champion at Livingston County Fair
Max Herring of Tina, Mo. is shown with his bull that was named Grand Champion Angus Bull and Supreme Champion Bull at the Livingston County Fair on July 16th in Chillicothe.
  CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRSBy Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced expansion of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance to all states and counties. WFRP was first made available for the 2015 crop year, and...
Brown shows waterhemp in a spare stand of soybean crop that received too much rain. Constant rains washed away herbicides that kill the prolific weed.
Source: Raymond Massey, 573-884-7788; William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621; Pat Guinan, 573-882-5908; Kevin Bradley, 573-882-4039; Judith Stallmann, 573-882-6455 COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 45 years of farming, Boone County farmer Robert Brown has never seen anything like the flood of troubles...
(COLUMBIA, Mo.) August 18, 2015 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is receiving one of 15 grants announced Monday by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in which USDA is partnering with state agencies to improve wildlife habitat and enhance public access for recreational opportunities...

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