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Like a wagon wheel: Millville’s Riley Rice specialized in making wheels, but a recent project is a replica Civil War cannon made for a re-enactor

By David Knopf, Richmond News Editor Riley Rice is proud of the Civil War replica cannon he exhibited at Outlaw Days, and for good reason. “I built everything but the…

Bryan Ivlow draws a crowd of like-minded gun enthusiasts

By David Knopf, News Editor When you build a gun as intricate and aesthetically pleasing as Bryan Ivlow’s squirrel gun, it doesn’t hurt if it works well, too. Ivlow, a…

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…

NASS Crop Progress: Corn, soybean progress well ahead of last year

There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Aug. 31. Statewide, temperatures averaged 80 degrees, which is 4.4 degrees above normal. Rain averaged 0.66 inches statewide. Topsoil…

Elections: ‘Right to Farm’ vote will be recounted

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday that a statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on the Aug. 5 primary ballot has been requested. Kander’s office has…

Farm Futures Survey: Shift to soybeans from corn could continue

The shift of acreage from corn to soybeans begun this spring could continue for another year, according to Farm Futures’ first survey of 2015 planting intentions. But changes could be…

NASS Crop Progress and Condition

Agricultural Summary Statewide, temperatures averaged 81.5 degrees for the week ending August 24, which is 5.5 degrees above normal. There were 0.14 inches of rain statewide. There were 5.8 days…

USDA predicting decline in farm income

By Kristofer Husted, Harvest Public Media Farmers can anticipate a sharp drop in income this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In fact, the…

Outlaw Days schedule of events

2014 Outlaw Days Schedule of Events 7:30 a.m. – Registration of 5K and 2-mile walk, in front of Hometown Pizza 8 a.m. – 5K and 2-mile walk, in front of Hometown Pizza,…

Right to Farm win means real work starts

By Blake Hurst The passage of Amendment 1, the Farming Rights Amendment, is great news for the future of Missouri agriculture. Although the vote was close, a majority of Missouri…