Agriculture

Buyers paid more for Missouri farmland in 2023, according to the annual Missouri Farmland Values Opinion Survey from University of Missouri Extension. More than 300 responses were collected from Missouri lenders, farmers, rural appraisers and others familiar with Missouri land values in October...
University of Missouri Extension is one of 14 partners to organize the new Heartland Regional Food Business Center serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. The Heartland Regional Food Business Center will help farm and food entrepreneurs build the businesses...
Many people from Missouri and beyond are getting ready for their favorite way to enjoy fall—hunting on their national forest lands. The Mark Twain National Forest (Forest) provides a million and a half acres for these activities. Hunting regulations for Missouri are set by the Missouri Department...
Are you looking to rapidly improve the genetic progress of your herd? Cattle producers interested in learning how to artificial inseminate have a hands-on opportunity coming up in Southwest Missouri. A team of livestock and dairy specialists with the University of Missouri – Extension will...
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University of Missouri Extension specialists urge producers to closely watch cattle grazing pastures with Johnson grass and other sorghum species. Cattle producers in several drought-stressed parts of Missouri have recently reported cattle deaths from suspected prussic acid or hydrocyanic acid...
The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced last week it is updating the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) payment rate to support livestock producers in the Midwest who have lost cattle to the extreme heat and humidity experienced this summer. To help indemnify ranchers to reflect a trend...
University of Missouri Extension will hold a free monthly webinar series for sheep and goat producers starting Sept. 26, 2023. The series will be hosted by David Brown, MU Extension small ruminant specialist, alongside other experts in small ruminant production. The webinar is designed to...
A Howell County Grazing School will be held Oct. 4 to 6 at the Howell County Extension Office, located at 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., in West Plains. The cost to attend is $170 per person, with an additional person from the same farm at $75.00. The school will be held Oct. 4 and 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 5...
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The drought in Missouri has taken a toll on cool-season grasses, diminishing forage for cattle and other livestock. "Native warm-season grasses are the ideal forage for summer during the production slump of cool-season grasses due to heat, especially in a drought," said Rusty Lee, University of...
Photo courtesy MU Extension veterinary toxicologist Tim Evans
University of Missouri Extension specialists are getting reports of illness and death in cows and small ruminants that may have ingested perilla mint. Perilla mint, a toxic summer annual, is also known as rattlesnake weed, purple mint and beefsteak plant. Most healthy animals will eat around...

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