Three Area Farmers Take Honors In Missouri For The National Corn Growers Association

Three area farmers earned top honors for the State of Missouri in the National Corn Growers Association 2021 contests. Aaron Landes of Jamesport placed 1st in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Class, with a yield of 321.7999 per acre. Jim Schreiner of Chillicothe placed 3rd in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Class, with a yield of 282.1991 per acre. Kendal Littleton of Keytesville placed […]

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CRP Sign-Up Is Open For Many Programs

A program designed to reduce erosion on marginal land was started in 1985.  The USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program or CRP is overseen by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  The FSA says the maximum acre limit is 25 million acres and the program is currently at 22 million acres.  In addition to erosion control, the program also seeks to mitigate climate […]

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FSA: CRP Sign-Up Begins Soon

The USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program or CRP began in 1985 in an effort to reduce erosion on marginal land.  The USDA’s Farm Service Agency, who oversees the program, says the maximum acre limit is 25 million acres.  The program is currently at 22 million.  In addition to erosion control, the program also seeks to mitigate climate change.  Zach Ducheneaux, the […]

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Carroll County Farrowing Clinic

A hands-on farrowing clinic “for both the newbie and the pro” is offered by the University of Missouri Extension in Carrollton.  The program will be February 22nd at 5:30 pm. MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinic covers the basics, including reproductive anatomy and endocrinology, artificial insemination, farrowing and piglet processing.  After the classroom sessions, participants will be […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture ‘Building Our American Communities’ Grant

The Building Our American Communities grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture winners include two organizations in Caldwell County.   Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 16 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants.  This includes eight local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs, who will use the funds for their community service projects […]

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Missouri Ag Industry Ranks In The Top 5

Missouri’s Agriculture industry is ranking in the top five in several areas and showing improvement over a study from five years prior. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the results of an economic contribution study showing the value of agriculture, forestry and related industries to the state’s economy. Results show a contribution of nearly $94 billion to the state’s economy […]

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USDA Sheep & Goat Inventory

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will measure sheep and goat inventories and wool and mohair production through a nationwide survey that will begin in Late December. Missouri State Statistician Bob Garino says “Interest in sheep and goat data continues to grow with increased diversification in agriculture and consumer demands.  The Sheep and Goat Survey gives […]

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FSA County Committee Elections Underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots this week for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county and urban county committee elections.  The ballots have been mailed to all eligible agricultural producers and private landowners across the country. Elections are occurring in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for committee members who make important decisions about federal farm programs […]

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