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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…

RHS FFA chapter leaders attend training in Marshall

By Kaitlyn Rowan Richmond FFA Chapter Reporter The Richmond FFA officers went to Marshall on May 30 for the Area 6 chapter officer training. The officers learned skills on how…

Row farmers, research tout benefits of sulphur application

From AgPR Chicago, Ill. Long taken for granted as supplied by the soil and atmosphere, sulfur is slowly rising as a yield-limiting nutrient in Midwestern crops. Ken Ihlenfeld is certainly…

CRP sign-ups exceed estimates

The USDA has announced that more farmers than expected signed up for the government program that allows landowners to idle acreage for conservation. Some 3.0 million new acres were placed…

NASS concludes, ‘rain needed in near future to prevent crop losses’

Agricultural Summary Unlike last year, dry weather lingered across the state with 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply continued a steep decline to 32 percent very short, 45…

Cut to the Chase: Don’t take the bait on live crawdad ban

By Chris Fennewald Bass and catfish like to eat crayfish. Fishermen like to catch bass and catfish. Add a hook to that equation, and you’ve got a great combination. Proposed…

Watermelon for your garden?

By Marlin Bates, Horticulture Specialist Most plants in the vegetable garden require a few square feet of space in order to grow well. Members of the family Cucurbitaceae (commonly called…

NASS Crop Report: It’s dry, but crops ahead of usual pace

Agricultural Summary Warm dry weather allowed nearly a week suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply dropped rapidly to 13 percent very short, 44 percent short, 43 percent adequate. The south-central…

Extension to host goat seminar in Higginsville June 28

Are you a goat producer interested in learning more about reproduction and health aspects of goat production? Well, you are in luck because University of Missouri–Extension, Lincoln University Cooperative Outreach…

Cut to the Chase: You are what you eat, but the choice is yours

By Rebecca French Smith For many, a good ribeye steak, chicken and bacon are all part of their daily diets – salads, corn, broccoli, apples, bananas, mangoes and green beans,…