Rep Black Talks House Bill 574

As the State Legislature is at mid-session, Representative Rusty Black says there is some legislation he feels is important. That includes House Bill 574 dealing with who can come on your property and inspect Ag Facilities. He says this would limit the scope of inspections to only the inspector’s area of responsibility.

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Benefits Of Warm Season Grasses

Area producers can learn the value of establishing native warm-season grasses for livestock grazing by attending a virtual program on February 18th, from 11 am to Noon.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, NRCS, and MFA are partnering for this 45-minute virtual program which will feature insights from experts on how native warm-season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, […]

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New Crop Quality Loss Program

The USDA introduced a new Crop Quality Loss Program.  Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says the program is to protect crop quality from loss due to natural disasters.  Fordyce talked about the crops eligible for the program. He also talked about the loss threshold. Contact your local FSA office for additional information.

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Harvest Progress Going Great

Livingston County farmers are making good progress on the fall harvest and Livingston County FSA Director Jeanette Straker says they have seen some good yields as well. Straker says the corn harvest is about 60% complete with yields in the 175 to 200 Bushell range. Soybeans are near 40%, with yields of around 45 Bushells, maybe better on the later […]

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USDA Says Beef Processing Has Increased

Beef processing numbers are going up nationwide and the USDA says that could mean lower retail prices soon.  The meat counters at the local stores are improving and USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam says the processing is near what is normally expected at this time of the year. Shagam says during May, the wholesale prices increased, but those are starting […]

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Dietzschold Received Honorary State FFA Degree

A Chillicothe resident is the recipient of an Honorary State FFA Degree.  Linda Dietzschold has been involved with FFA since 1985.  Before her husband, Keith Dietzschold, began working at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, he was an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for the Lathrop, Cameron and Chillicothe FFA Chapters. She says “It has been 35 years […]

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Two Local Sophomores Selected For Mo Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores from across the state have been selected to participate in the 2020 Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. The students will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture.  Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn says she is so proud of the 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy class.  These students are a bright spot […]

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