Missouri land values up 4% on average

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s recent land value survey shows that average land prices for non-irrigated cropland across the state increased about 4% or $204 per acre from last year.

Middle school students explore agriculture

    This school year, middle school students across Missouri will have the opportunity to explore agriculture through a new curriculum sponsored by FCS Financial and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

USDA-NRCS asking Missouri farmers to ‘Keep the Stubble’

    During a special month-long campaign called “No Tillage November”, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging Missouri farmers to “keep the stubble” on their harvested crop fields and improve soil health.

Sellers, buyers benefit at fall sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers

Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sales offer cow-herd profits for both sellers and buyers.
For sellers, sales reward a year of care given heifers raised and bred under University of Missouri Extension plans.

Voting underway for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

Free MU Extension guides help prospective industrial hemp growers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2.