Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn Is Proud Of Recent Broadband Announcements

The expansion of broadband in rural Missouri is important to agriculture and Missouri’s Agriculture Director, Chris Chinn says the announcements last week were a proud moment for her. She says the availability of timely information, from markets to weather, education and even field conditions open new doors for local producers and as the students bring the education home, they share […]

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Missouri Fence Law Explained

Missouri’s complicated fence laws will be the topic of conversation at meetings throughout the state on February 12th.  University of Missouri Extension specialists will host the programs at various locations, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. MU Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen says “Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law.  He says ”Two separate laws cover the state, and […]

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Carroll County Farmer Places In District Soybean Contest

The annual Missouri Soybean yield contest results have been compiled and a Carroll County farmer took 2nd in the local district.  Nathan White from White Farms had a yield of 74.6 bushels per acre using a no-till planting method. Statewide, the overall winners in the irrigated and non-irrigated categories presented yields of 96.93 and 92.53 bushels per acre, respectively The […]

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CRP and Conservation Program Meetings

Landowner meetings to discuss CRP options and conservation programs will be held later this month in area counties.  The programs are presented by Pheasants Forever/ Quail Forever, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency. The programs are designed to provide landowners information on the many options of CRP and other conservation programs […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The MU Extension is offering a Private Pesticide Applicator’s Training in Chillicothe on February 4th.  Valerie Tate, MU Extension’s Field Specialist in Agronomy in Linn County, will hold the program at the Mildred Litton Community Center, starting at 9:00 am. In order for farmers to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides on property owned or rented by them, they must […]

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Area Producers Can Find Out About Growing Industrial Hemp

Growing Industrial Hemp is the topic for a meet Monday evening in Albany.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture and MU Extension Service are holding the meeting to help area farmers interested in growing industrial hemp, understand the process and restrictions. Andy Luke, an MU Extension Field Agronomy Specialist says the meeting will be held Monday at the Hundley-Whaley Research Center, […]

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Missouri Department of AG To Open Site For Industrial Hemp Applications

Producers interested in growing industrial hemp will soon find the needed applications on-line.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced how producers can apply for a registration to grow industrial hemp in Missouri during the 2020 growing season. Interested producers must complete a written application, create parcel maps and complete a fingerprint criminal history background check within 30 days of submitting […]

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