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Cut to the Chase: Time to ditch the water rule

By Chris Chinn My husband, Kevin, and I farm in northern Missouri with his parents and brother. We are the fifth generation of farmers in our family and we raise…

Richmond, Orrick FFA members attend Youth Leadership Day

By Kaitlyn Rowan Richmond FFA Vice-President Three Richmond FFA Officers traveled to the State Capitol for  the 2014 Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day. Kaitlyn Rowan, Aaron Shank, and Colby Yoakum…

Nutrition program Saturday: It goes for pets, too: they’re only as healthy as what they’re fed

Canine nutritionist Aundra Hedges will discuss the importance of pet nutrition Saturday at  the Haute Dog Grooming Salon on Wollard Boulevard in Richmond. According to Hedges, many of today’s pet…

MOVE OVER BOYS, AND I’LL SHOW YOU HOW IT’S DONE

Plenty of choices in litter of mixed Sharpei-Labrador-hound pupplies

Hunting morels: Thanks to the small number of us who feed the rest, there’s more time for noble pursuits

By Rebecca French Smith I have worn glasses since the sixth grade. That said, even with corrected sight I find the Missouri morel an extremely elusive variety of mushroom to…

Working as one to keep our farms healthy

By Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Finally, a farm bill! This is a leading line that says so much here in Missouri’s Fifth District. And it says a lot in Washington, as…

Soybean Association VP hails proposed extension of biodiesel tax incentive, Section 179 tax advantages

As part of its proposed taxed extenders package released Monday, the Senate Finance Committee included two items critical to soybean farmers, including a two-year extension of the dollar-per-gallon biodiesel tax…

Corn, soybean stocks improve; wheat supply shows decline

Figures released March 31 Corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2014 totaled 176 million bushels, up 72 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 105 million bushels,…

Ray FSA office gears up for livestock claims

Jarrell Foreman, Ray/Clay County Farm Service Agency executive director, this week announced reimbursement programs for livestock producers. Enrollment for the disaster programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, including the…