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Letters: Fighting rural hunger; Gov. Nixon opposes water diversion from Missouri

To the Editor: On Nov. 19, I attended a media event at Community Kitchen, Inc. in Moberly.  The event was held to celebrate the installation of a new commercial dishwasher,…

Late soybeans were all Mama really wanted

By Estil Fretwell and Margaret Fretwell Missouri Farm Bureau While going through some old family papers, I came across a short story written 40 years ago by my mom, Margaret.…

Deciding on fall vs. spring nitrogen applications

By Wayne Flanary Regional Agronomist, Missouri Extension Highway 36 is a line at which we do not recommend fall nitrogen applications southward across the state. This is just a guideline…

Crop Progress Report: Tillage, harvest progress through dry weather

Agricultural Summary Dry conditions allowed planting, tillage and harvest progress to continue.  There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent very short, 19 percent short,…

EPA Administrator uses visit to air farm issues face to face

By Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver In my many years of service, it is not often I have been able to bring someone like EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to town,…

Youth in Agriculture scholarship applications available

The Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship application, for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2014, is now available online at www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri…

Adopt-a-pet: Buster looking for a good home

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

McCaskill urges compromise on Farm Bill

Less than 50 days ahead of an impending deadline that could drastically raise the price of dairy products and leave farmers and ranchers with no financial protection from natural disasters,…

AG grants: Adding value to farm income; 4-H, FFA community service projects

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority is now accepting applications for grants to assist farmers with business planning expenses for projects that…

Missouri Crop Progress Report: Recent wet weather delays harvest in Ray County, throughout Missouri

Agricultural Summary Rains limited harvest progress across the state.  There were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent very short, 20 percent short, 66 percent adequate,…