Mo Department of Agriculture Announces FREE AgriStress Helpline

An AgriStress Helpline for Missouri producers is available through the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  The helpline is a free and confidential service available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental health support. Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said “Having a career in agriculture is not for the faint of heart. Unpredictable weather, market volatility, cost fluctuation, government regulations, […]

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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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Pesticide Collection Program Coming To Chillicothe

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program will come to Chillicothe this summer.  The program is designed to help protect human health and the environment by collecting and ensuring safe disposal of waste pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, and to do this while educating Missouri citizens about how to properly manage and reduce pesticide waste. The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is […]

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NRCS Program Application Deadline Dates

The USDA is recommending registration for their Natural Resources Conservation Service programs.  The program applications are available year-round, but many states – including Missouri – have upcoming ranking dates for the current funding cycle. Apply before the ranking date to be considered for EQIP and CSP funding in this cycle.  If you miss the ranking date, your application will automatically […]

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Producers: Watch For Army Worm

University of Missouri Extension encourages area producers to be looking for Fall Army Worm infestations.  Field Specialist in Agronomy, Valerie Tate says the Fall Army Worm has been causing problems across the midwest. Tate says identifying the Army Worms is important. While insecticides are most effective on the Fall Army Worms, not all insecticides will work.  Contact your local extension […]

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Local Farmers Earn Top State Honors In The National Corn Growers Association Contest

Two Chillicothe Farmers earned top honors for the State of Missouri in the National Corn Growers Association 2020 contests. Kenny Troy Toedebusch of Chillicothe placed First in the state in the Conventional Irrigated Class, with a yield of 308.4093 bushels per acre. Randy Price of Chillicothe placed Third in the state in the Conventional Non‐Irrigated Class, with a yield of […]

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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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Grand River Multipurpose Center Receives $2,500 Donation

The Grand River Multipurpose Center is the recipient of a $2,500 donation from the “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” program.  A local farmer, Palma Jean Allen, was entered in the contest to direct where the donation would go, and she chose the Grand River Multipurpose Center. Grand River Multipurpose Center will use the “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” donation, sponsored by Bayer […]

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