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Hardin recognized 14th time for best tractor pull

By Leah Wankum, Editor Hardin native Dale Wollard was voted for the 14th time as Promoter of the Year as the best tractor pull host in northwest Missouri. Wollard accepted…

Local gift puts park project $8,000 closer to goal

By David Knopf/News Editor A pre-Christmas gift brought the Orrick Parks Project $8,000 closer to its goal. Orrick Farm Service owner Gary Vandiver presented a check for that amount to…

Cut to the Chase: Farms offering agritourism attraction grew 42.5 percent in latest AG Census

By Rebecca French Smith Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of the summer…

Breeder working to prevent cross-pollination

By Ken Roseboro For nearly 15 years, Frank Kutka has been working to prevent genetically modified (GMO) corn from cross-pollinating with organic and other corn varieties. Kutka, a plant breeder,…

NASS agriculture, weather, grain stock reports

Missouri grain stocks Old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014, totaled 24.0 million bushels, up 39 percent from Sept. 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 8.50 million…

Amendment I recount results, supporters’ comments

Secretary of State Jason Kander Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander released the certified results Monday of the statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on Missouri’s  Aug. 5…

Ray County, state recounts uphold passage of Amendment I, the so-called ‘Right to Farm’ act

A recount for Missouri Amendment 1, known as Right to Farm, has confirmed its passage. Secretary of State Jason Kander certified the recount Monday, with 499,963 Missourians voting in favor…

NASS Crop Progress and Condition report

Crop Progress and Condition The state received much needed rain with an average of 1.56 inches statewide. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 7.…

Missouri among top farmers market states

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Missouri is among the top 10 states in the number of farmers markets with 245 listed in the National Farmers Market Directory. Since…

Livestock producers who sustained disaster losses urged to file application for relief before Oct. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take…

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