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1,000-acre conservation area opens in September

McGee Family Conservation Area will open for public use on Saturday, Sept. 15., for hunting, fishing and hiking in northwest Missouri. The almost 1,000-acre upland area is south of Plattsburg…

Wildflowers bring color to Ray landscape

By David Knopf, News Editor At a time of tight budgets, wildflowers are providing some bang for the buck. Rather than the repeated expense of mowing a right of way,…

Labeling farms ‘big’ and ‘small’ overlooks why they exist

By Rebecca French Smith Can someone please tell me the difference between “real” food and “fake” food? I used to think the latter was plastic until a newspaper article suggested…

Ray County cattlemen eligible for cost share to meet emergency water needs

Ray/Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Jarrell Foreman announced this week that the Emergency Conservation Program, also referred to as ECP, has been approved for Ray and Clay…

Missouri Extension: Agronomist suggests ways to help forage survive drought conditions

Livestock are a farmer’s best friend when it comes to managing forage, a Missouri Extension agronomist says. “The most economical forage harvesters you have are livestock. They don’t need diesel…

How farmers can deal with prolonged drought topic of special meeting in Ray County

The extended period of hot, dry weather has caused many problems for farmers related to livestock and farmland. With that in mind, Ray County University of Missouri–Extension is putting on…

Missouri Extension: Follow guidelines to begin crop-insurance claims

By Whitney Wiegel Agriculture Business Specialist While the drought of 2012 has row crop farmers across the Midwest reeling, it is important for them to maintain sound farm management practices…

Cut to the Chase: ‘Bootstraps’, ‘helping hands’ make me rich

By Glen Cope My parents taught me from a young age that you need not look any farther than the end of your own shirt sleeve for a helping hand.…

Nixon: $3.8 million in cost-share drought projects approved

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday visited Kingsville Livestock Market to update livestock producers and farmers on the emergency cost-share program the Nixon administration launched last week. In response to the…

NASS Crop Progress and Condition Report: Despite rain, topsoil, subsoil ‘very short’ of moisture

Report filed Monday, July 30 Agricultural Summary Scattered showers swept the northern portion of the state and the southeast district. There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture remained…