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The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the availability of Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant funds of up to $50,000 per project. more
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) are accepting nominations for the 2023 Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence. The annual award recognizes communities, institutions, businesses, organizations and individuals that make significant and long-lasting efforts to care for trees in their communities. more
Your beautiful tomato plant is setting fruit and soon has nice green tomatoes. Then, to your horror, a dark sunken spot shows up at the bottom of the fruit. more
With more than 90% of Missouri under drought, browning lawns and wilting cornfields are common sights. But don’t forget about your trees. A lawn can be replaced in months, but it takes decades to replace a large tree, says University of Missouri Extension natural resources specialist Joni Harper. more
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE’s) Agricultural Education section, along with partners at the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), developed a new five-year strategic plan to provide direction from 2024-2029 for agricultural education, officials announced early this month. more
The Fulton County Fair in Salem, Ark., kicks off Wednesday and runs through Saturday. Fair organizers have announced the schedule of events: more
“Last year’s drought and ongoing dry conditions have left many livestock producers with low forage and feed supplies. A workshop outlining strategies for managing this situation has been scheduled,” says Sarah Kenyon, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy.  more
Traditions bring people together like no other, say Missour State Fair officials, pointing out the Missouri State Fair has been a tradition for the state since 1901. more
Missouri is home to 95,000 farms that span almost 70% of the state’s land and produce a variety of commodities, including soybeans, corn and cattle. As stakeholders make management decisions and gauge the future of the agricultural economy, the University of Missouri’s Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center (RaFF) and Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), in partnership with Farm Journal, have launched The Ag Economists’ Monthly Monitor survey — described by university officials as a valuable resource to empower stakeholders with timely insights about agricultural markets. more
Ruby Hinds of West Plains is one of 30 high school seniors from across Missouri to complete the ninth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (H.Y.P.E.) FFA Academy that was held June 27 through 29 in Jefferson City. more
Missouri junior Angus members, including Blake Freeman of Koshkonong, led 113 entries at the 2023 Missouri Junior Angus Preview Show at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association All-Breeds Show, held June 10 in Sedalia. Randy Mullinix, Toulan, Ill., evaluated five bred-and-owned bulls, 70 owned females, 35 bred-and-owned females, one cow-calf pair and two steers before naming the champions. more
As a significant part of central and northeastern Missouri continues to experience extreme drought, the Missouri Department of Conservation is encouraging the public to implement a watering plan for trees, especially newly-planted seedlings. more
The Missouri Department of Agriculture sponsors the Missouri Grown Foods Contest at the Missouri State Fair. The event is set for Aug. 19. more
Through a mail and electronic ballot, the stockholders of FCS Financial elected three directors to the board, officials announced Friday. Elected by the cooperative’s member-owners were incumbent Kenny Bergmann of Walnut Grove, incumbent Dale Ridder of Hermann and Curtis Delgman of Frankford.  more
Nearly one-third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture. Now, as part of a partnership that evolved from a statewide effort to help agricultural producers scale their businesses, the Missouri Agriculture, Food and Forestry Innovation Center (MAFFIC) has launched. more
Livestock producers who recently sold animals at Schubert Livestock Sales in Sarcoxie, and who have not received payment from the sale, should file a claim with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announce Missouri Department of Agriculture officials. more
HotHog, a new smartphone application that predicts heat stress in pigs, is now available for download and use, a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists has announced. more
The Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers to be wary of potential scams involving hay sales. more
At its monthly meeting held Thursday, the Farm Credit Administration board received two reports: a quarterly report on economic conditions affecting the agricultural economy, and a semiannual report on Office of Examination operations. more
Cute critters by day, gardeners’ worst enemies by night. more
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