Agriculture

There is a lot planned for the community at “Go Farm” Farmers Market over the next few weeks. First off, this Saturday Endurance Church will be having a ladies’s retreat during regular market hours.     Saturday, September 25 is National Cooking Day and also National Cheeseburger Day.  The...
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On Tuesday, August 31, Congressman Jason Smith (R-8) visited the WPH Ranch in Mountain View. He toured the farm, Airbnb cabin and event hall and spent time discussing the current challenges that cattlemen are facing.  “Nearly six decades and still going strong! WPH Ranch has been providing...
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Potash prices have risen about 75% in the past year, according to USDA Agricultural Marketing Service data. This has prompted many producers to cut back on applications. But that could be a mistake. Potash is essential to healthy fields and pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomy...
Source: Michele Warmund, 573-882-9632; David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gardeners might notice that their tomatoes are cracking or splitting now. "This is a common problem when there are widely varying soil moisture conditions, especially during the hot, dry days of late summer," says...
  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today 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...
Enrollment is open for the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 1. These heifers will be bred in the fall of 2021 and sold in spring 2022 sales, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Kendra Graham. Fees changed for this enrollment period...
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University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Kelly McGowan is on the hunt for the elusive Ozark woodland swallowtail, a pollinator unique to the Ozark region of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. McGowan works on a research project at the Roston Native Butterfly House at Springfield...
The monthly meeting of the South Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on Thursday, July 29 at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Olivia Walters with meat donated by Crow Farms. SCCA President Janet Crow opened the meeting with...
The monthly meeting of the South Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on Thursday, June 24th at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Bootleggers BBQ and was sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim, Multimin USA, and Newport Laboratories....
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"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 the United States in the 1800s and early 1900s. As...

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