Agriculture

University of Missouri Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice says Missouri soybean and corn growers should be on the lookout for growing populations of yield-robbing insects in 2021.   Soybean gall midge MU Extension found soybean gall midge in two northwestern Missouri counties in...
Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a series of classes exploring sustainable fruit and vegetable production beginning Jan. 12 in the Lybyer Technology Center. This non-credit program will provide instruction in techniques for personal sustainable vegetable production....
Researchers at University of Missouri's Southwest Research Center are inviting beef producers to take part in a program to identify beef cows that use feed efficiently. MU Extension researchers will mine data from the GrowSafe system to help producers select breeding stock cows that eat less...
Missouri's seasons are getting warmer and wetter, especially winter and spring. For farmers, this means a longer growing season, wetter fields and potential for more plant diseases and insects. Four of the five warmest winters in Missouri on record have occurred since the early 1990s, says...
At Missouri Farm Bureau's 105th Annual Meeting, voting delegates elected St. Clair County farmer Garrett Hawkins to serve as the organization's 15th President. Hawkins has deep roots within Missouri Farm Bureau. He served as a MOFB Youth Ambassador and was active in Collegiate Farm Bureau at...
Farm for Life is an editorial series by the Missouri Department of Agriculture On their Atchison County farm, Blake Hurst spends his time working alongside his family to keep a variety of crops on track. Hurst raises corn and soybeans alongside his family. His wife and daughter run the greenhouse...
We have confirmation from the North Pole that Santa is arriving at 10 am on December 5th at the “Go Farm” Farmers Market, riding on a fire truck via Howell County Rural Fire Dept!  Bring your children and grandchildren and come visit with Santa, he will have a little treat for each one! You can...
Money does grow on trees, says University of Missouri Extension natural resources specialist Sarah Havens.   Just how much money depends in part on knowledge and planning by the landowner, Havens says.   At the recent Pixels of Production conference for women in agriculture, Havens told...
Poinsettia is our nation's most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.   Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University...
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) seeks nominations of individuals qualified to serve on the American Egg Board, a producer-supported trade association for the research and promotion of eggs.   A qualified individual is one who owns at least 75,000 laying hens (or represents the...

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