Agriculture

University of Missouri Extension will offer a three-night webinar series on "Establishing and Maintaining Food Plots for Wildlife." The series will be 7 - 8:30 p.m. on October 26-28, is intended to help landowners design, establish, and maintain food plots for deer, turkey and other wild game....
"This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat," said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In the United States, this colorful member of the gourd family sells...
The monthly meeting of the South-Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on September 23 at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Sniders BBQ of West Plains.  SCCA President Janet Crow opened the meeting.  Elizabeth Picking read the minutes from...
"Not out of the woods yet," takes on new meaning during fall, when chainsaw accidents increase. Chainsaw accidents are painful, expensive, and preventable, says University of Missouri Extension state forester Hank Stelzer. Plan before entering the woods to avoid accidents, he says. "If you fail...
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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