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Workshop helps beginning farmers, ranchers, veterans understand ABCs of USDA, other agencies

By Linda Geist/University of Missouri Extension Openings remain for a free Sept. 18 workshop to help beginning farmers, ranchers and veterans learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies.…

MU Thompson Farm field day, Sept. 21, looks at profitable beef cow herds

By Duane Dailey/University of Missouri Extension Making profits from beef herds will be taught Sept. 21 at the University of Missouri Thompson Farm field day near Spickard, Mo. Genetics, breeding,…

Rare fish, found only in Perry County, sheds light on improved water quality

Rare fish, found only in Perry County,  sheds light on improved water quality

By Linda Geist/University of Missouri Extension A rare cave-dwelling fish is shedding new light on how farmers are improving water quality through cover crops and nutrient management. University of Missouri…

Richmond FFA awards banquet

Richmond FFA awards banquet

Richmond FFA hosted its annual FFA banquet April 27. Additional photos are on page 7 of the May 5, 2017 edition of the Richmond News.…

4-H awards go to area volunteers

4-H awards go to area volunteers

Sara Seidel, staff writer, contributed to this story A Ray County volunteer and a Johnson County ag business are among dedicated volunteers honored for their commitment to helping Missouri 4-H…

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

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…

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