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Plenty for BLTs and then some

Plenty for BLTs and then some

Drought has yet to impact food prices

By Diane Olson Missouri Farm Bureau ‘What’s for dinner?’ ‘Hot enough for you?’ Topics such as food and weather are sure conversation starters, especially this summer. This year’s drought across…

Richmond woman accepts $2,000 grant on behalf of animal rescue group

The Missouri Department of Agriculture on Monday recognized an animal-rescue group headed by a Richmond woman for its efforts in providing low-cost spay and neuter services for pet owners in…

NASS crop report: Drought impact worsening for row farmers, ranchers

Report filed Monday, July 16 Agricultural Summary Corn crop condition declined precipitously while soybeans hung on for a good rain. Although there were widely scattered showers across the eastern 2/3…

Rural Development, Oz’s Dorothy share a sentiment

By Anita J. Dunning, State Director, USDA Rural Development Dorothy was right.  “There’s no place like home.” And Rural Development concurs. But, extraordinary as Dorothy’s Wizard-of-Oz situation was, it was…

NASS crop progress report: ‘A growing climate that can only be described as bleak’

Report filed Monday, July 9 Agricultural Summary Fire danger was elevated to extreme level due to prolonged above-average temperatures coupled with little rainfall. Fires were sparked from machinery and fireworks.…

Let’s bring common sense to farm bill

By Sen. Claire McCaskill; Billy Thiel, President, Missouri Corn Growers Association; and Larry Purdom, Presiden, Missouri Dairy Association Folks in Missouri won’t find it surprising that a lot of people…

Nominations open Friday for Farm Service Agency committee members

Ray/Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Jarrell Foreman announced this week that county committee election nominations begin June 15. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer…

USDA offers grants to aid rural economic development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announce Tuesday that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help promote sustainable economic development and job creation in rural communities. “Cooperative enterprises often lead economic…

National FFA gathering opens doors for members

To the Editor, The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one…