USDA Offers WHIP+ Assistance for Qualified Producers

Agricultural produces that were hurt by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 may be eligible for Federal Assistance.  Disaster losses must be from the primary counties in the declared disaster areas.  The assistance is available through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. Farm Service […]

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Fall Is A Good Time For Soil Testing

Producers looking to make amendments to the soil in their fields may want to consider collecting soil samples in the fall.  Valarie Tate, Agronomy Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Office says soil testing this time of year can help producers make important decisions.  Tate says testing gives you a baseline to work from. Tate says Soil testing is […]

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Recovering Flood Damaged Fields Meeting

When floods damage a field, recovery may not be a simple as the producer may think. The University of Missouri Extension service is offering programs around the region on repairing flood-damaged fields. University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock, Heather Conrow says Many crop fields and pasture lands in Missouri were damaged by flooding during the spring. She says […]

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Repairing Flood Damaged Fields – MU Extension

When floods damage a field, recovery may not be a simple as the producer may think.  The University of Missouri Extension service is offering programs around the region on repairing flood-damaged fields.  University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock, Heather Conrow says Many crop fields and pasturelands in Missouri were damaged by flooding during the spring.  She says many […]

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Missouri FFA Conventions Begins Thursday

04-2The Missouri FFA Convention is this Thursday and Friday in Columbia.  State Advisor for the Missouri FFA Association and Director of Agriculture Education of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Leon Busdieker says this is an opportunity for FFA members to compete and come together in friendship for a couple of days. Busdieker says statewide, it is not unusual […]

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Youth In Agriculture Scholarships Announced

The announcement of winners of the Missouri State Fair’s Youth In Agriculture Scholarships includes several students from the local area. This year’s $2,500 supreme scholarship goes to Kaylee Lewis of Chillicothe Local winners of the $1,500 scholarships include: Sydney Baxter of Chillicothe Kendra Betz of Trenton Jacey Cook of Hamilton Dustin Lane Davies of Dawn Megan Edwards of Salisbury Kathryn […]

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Seth Hansen Selected As Part Of 2019 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

A Chillicothe Sophomore has been selected to participate in the 2019 Missouri Agribusiness Academy.  Seth Hansen is a member of the Chillicothe FFA and Livingston County 4H programs.  He will participate with the 2019 Missouri Agribusiness Academy class, which will tour agribusinesses, explore educational opportunities and meet with agricultural leaders in the Springfield area from June 3rd to the 7th. […]

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National Ag Week – Agriculture Affects The Local & State Economy

This is National Agriculture Week and Chillicothe and Livingston county rely heavily on the ag industry.  State Representative Rusty Black, a farmer and former Ag Instructor with the Chillicothe School District knows the importance of agriculture in the state. Black says in the three counties he serves, agriculture is vital. He says not all agriculture happens on the farm. Black […]

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