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Rains aren’t enough for some MO corn

A farmer from central Missouri says the early August rains were too late to save the corn. “They always say rain makes grain, but 2.5 inches isn’t enough to make a corn crop.” Jay Fischer in Callaway County tells Brownfield the corn looks sad on... Read More.

Emergency haying and grazing CRP opens in MO

The State Executive Director for the Missouri Farm Service Agency says livestock producers can now emergency hay and graze Conservation Reserve Program acres. Joe Aull tells Brownfield livestock producers can hay or graze livestock on CRP acres without adjustments to their rental payment,... Read More.

Dry conditions continue to affect MO crops

Cooler than usual temperatures and mostly dry conditions have been present while Missouri’s corn goes through the early reproductive stages of growth. USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress report says temperatures the first full week of July averaged 75 degrees for Missouri, about two degrees below... Read More.

MO delegation asks USDA to emergency hay CRP

Missouri lawmakers are asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to immediately allow emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program acres in the drought. The primary nesting season delays several actions on CRP ground until after July 15 in Missouri. In a letter, the U.S. lawmakers said more... Read More.

Several MO crop conditions continue to decline

Despite the spotty rains, Missouri’s corn, soybean and pasture conditions continue to decline. At the beginning of July, USDA says Missouri’s corn crop is rated 40% fair, with 21% of the corn silking, ahead of average. Missouri’s soybeans are rated 42% fair with 22%... Read More.

Pork donations an option in MO this summer

Hog farmers and Missouri 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors can donate their pigs or pork to the Drive to Feed Kids Hogs for Hunger Program this summer, presented by Missouri Farmers Care. Donations can be made after county fairs or during the Missouri State... Read More.

MO winter wheat harvest moving quick

Wheat harvest is underway across Missouri and USDA says it’s nearly half done in the state, well ahead of average. Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers Grain Origination Manager Clint Boon says winter wheat harvest is just getting started with the co-op’s farmers in west-central Missouri.... Read More.

USDA accepting claims for MO auction barn payments

The Missouri Department of Agriculture says producers should file a claim with the USDA if they haven’t received a payment from Schubert Livestock Sales in southwestern Missouri. MDA says there’s a concern the sale barn hasn’t fulfilled its obligations to pay producers and under... Read More.

Crops vary as MO drought expands

Mid-Missouri farmers say crops are variable as the drought continues. In Audrain County, Jay Schutte tells Brownfield he thinks the 1 inch of rain from the weekend will be helpful to the corn and soybeans on his farm. “I’ve been kind of lucky and so... Read More.

MO lawmaker introduces veterinary feed directive bill

A U.S. Representative from Missouri is co-sponsoring a bill that would repeal a new antibiotic guidance in place this week for livestock producers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now requires livestock producers to have a veterinarian’s prescription to use injectable and oral antimicrobials... Read More.