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‘Whole Farm’ crop insurance: RMA to simultaneously insure commodities, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday announced a new risk-management option that will be available for fruit and vegetable growers and producers with diversified farms. The policy, called Whole-Farm Revenue…

Ray County, two others partner in ‘Uncorked in the Country: Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour’

Ray, Lafayette and Johnson Counties will co-host their Annual Women Landowner Ag Conference June 5,  with this year’s event billed “Uncorked in the Country: Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour.” The day…

Hardin-Central: FFA banquet: awards, degrees and new officers

Hardin-Central FFA held its annual awards banquet Wednesday, May 7 in front of an apprecative audience. “We appreciate all who could attend the banquet,” FFA Reporter Tommy Burton said. “Members…

Focus on Agriculture: Farmer’s markets like Richmond’s benefit vendors, local economy, consumers

By Robert Giblin Growth in the number of farmers’ markets continued last year, and the markets are adapting to new locations and innovative formats to meet consumer needs. According to…

Featured cats, Millie and Max, await permanent homes

This week’s featured pets at the Humane Society of Ray County are Millie and Max. “Millie is a cute shorthair black and white cat. She is about 3 years old,…

Adoptable Pets: Dozer, a Mastiff, looking for home

“Dozer is a tan and black Mastiff mix, about 1 year old,” Humane Society volunteer Gloria McFadden says. “He weighs almost 90 pounds and will  probably continue to grow for…

Richmond’s Davis, Hardin’s Carpenter among students earning state honors

Michael Carpenter of Hardin  won the Missouri FFA Diversified Agriculture Production Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Carpenter, a senior of Hardin High School,…

Guest Opinion: Let’s protect our most valuable resource from foreign ownership

China is farming 5 percent of the Ukraine and has farming interests in Australia, the U.S., Tanzania, Senegal, Russia and Zambia.  They may own as much as 12 million acres…

OHS poultry team qualifies

Richmond FFA trap team on target