Agriculture

Pasture and hay supplies are short in many areas of central and southern Missouri. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz has a number of options for livestock producers to consider for feeding their livestock this winter. Test hay "This is the simplest, most cost-...
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Missouri State Director Kyle Wilkens announced that the Department is awarding $730,000 grant through the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP). "USDA Rural Development works hard to provide farmers, ranchers and small...
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Cattle don't like eating sericea lespedeza, an invasive species in Missouri pastures. But goats do, according to research at the University of Missouri's Land of the Osages Research Farm in central Missouri. MU Extension forage specialist Harley Naumann found that goats are also getting a...
Missouri's Drought Assessment Committee will hold its third meeting to discuss the status of the state's drought, as well as any recommended changes to the ongoing coordinated state and federal response. The Drought Assessment Committee will meet from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10,...
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This is peanut harvest time in the Missouri Bootheel. Interest in the versatile legume has grown among Bootheel farmers since 2018, says University of Missouri Extension soils and cropping systems specialist Justin Calhoun. Calhoun estimates there may be more than 15,000 acres of peanuts in the...
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Fall is the time to harvest, cure and store ornamental gourds, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. "Gourds are thought to be among the first domesticated plant species, dating back to as early as 13,000 B.C," Trinklein said. "Through the years, dried gourds...
"While munching on those tasty fall treats, make sure to peruse the nursery catalogs and place an order for apple trees to plant in your own yard," says Michele Warmund, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist. "Placing an order now will ensure the delivery of the more popular, disease-...
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Create a sunflower harvest floral display at this workshop in October! West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Shahan, on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Trillium Trust offices, located at 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West...
The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP), alongside the Grow Native! native plant marketing and education program, is highlighting fall as an ideal time of year to plant native trees. From September 15th through October 15th, MoIP will be promoting information about the types of trees that are...
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced on Aug. 24 that funding is available to assist Missouri farmers and food processors in obtaining organic certification for their businesses. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Certification Cost Share Program, producers...

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