Farm & Agriculture

Julie Valdez makes soap with honey and oatmeal in her basement for her Raw Buzz business. The honey comes from a backyard hive and one on the family farm. She says the Heroes to Hives program helps her and her husband learn how to improve their honey-making operation to grow their business. Photo by Linda Geist.
Source: Travis Harper, 660-885-5556 WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Santiago and Julie Valdez say the Heroes to Hives program offered by University of Missouri Extension offers a sweet opportunity to expand their business and connect with other beekeepers who are veterans. MU’s Heroes to Hives program is the...
If you have been outside near any body of water in the evenings lately, you likely have heard the deep-throated chugarum of the American Bullfrog. On the Missouri Department of Conservation's website, bull frogs are described as “.. Missouri’s largest frog; it ranges from green to olive to brown....
Dairy farmers, dairy industry leaders and others joined Missouri Gov. Mike Parson during his proclamation of June as Dairy Month. Front row, from left: Alfred and Sam Brandt; Gov. Mike Parson; Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture; and Megan Bruemmer. Back row, from left: Ron Grusenmeyer, Gene Wiseman, Daryl Braun, Ted Bruemmer and MU Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel.
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Surrounded by dairy farmers and industry leaders, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on June 8 proclaimed June as Dairy Month. The proclamation recognizes the hard work and contributions of our dairy farmers statewide, said Reagan Bluel, University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist...
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...

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