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Cattle receipts: 2,245 head. Market steady. This is the top of the market depending on quality, condition and fill. Prices vary from this. Steers: 300-400, 180.00-202.00; 400-500, 158.00-195.00; 500-600, 154.00-184.00; 600-700, 142.00-166.00; 700-800, 132.00-148.00; 800-900, 125.00-135.00; 900-1,000, ...
“These innovation awards are proof that the other cities across Missouri admire the innovative spirit of the Nixa municipal government. As mayor, I am proud to work with city staff, who constantly seek innovative solutions to the challenges which many communities face, and who follow through on those ...

An interim Missouri legislative committee will be created to examine funding levels at the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), specifically MDA's Division of Plant ... The Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Farm Bureau testified briefly Tuesday.
Marion County students attend Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City .... To start off the day, students were bused to the Capitol where they visited with legislators to learn about the progress on bills that affect agriculture and rural Missourians. Although the House was not in session, ...
Aubuchon competed at districts in the Missouri Cattlemen's State Public Speaking Contest, the Missouri Farm Bureau Speaking Contest and the Division I public speaking leadership development event. She has participated at the state level in the FFA knowledge LDE, and nursery/landscaping and ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | For the third straight year, agents with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are taking donations until May 11 at local offices to be distributed to Feeding Missouri agencies in their communities. There are more than 1,500 Feeding Missouri locations throughout the state. Acceptable food ...

Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Agriculture recently recognized 19 students with outstanding achievement awards for the 2017-2018 academic year during an honors banquet. The students were recognized for their academic excellence, participation in student organizations and ...
MATTHEWS, Mo. — Mike Geske's efforts on behalf of farmers has taken him into the St. Louis Cardinals' stadium to meet with food bloggers, to a free range chicken farm on the outskirts of Sacramento, Calif., and halfway around the world to lobby the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
The American Soybean Association, Missouri Farm Bureau and some lawmakers have expressed concerns with how recent aluminum and steel tariffs could affect Missouri farmers. Agriculture is Missouri's top industry and supplies about $88 billion per year in economic benefits to the state. “Farmers are ...
Lt. Governor Mike Parson, R, wants Missouri's youth in agriculture to consider a future in public service. Parson, who served as a keynote speaker Thursday night at the state FFA Convention in Columbia, says more farmers should serve in the legislature. “Since I've been up there, you see fewer and fewer ...
Among the activities, students met with legislators that afternoon, learning about progress on bills that impact agriculture and rural communities in Missouri. The attendees also met with Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst after lunch and heard from a featured speaker, Missouri Secretary of State ...
In an effort to empower more rural Missouri farmers, the Department of Agriculture is prepared to eliminate more than 1,200 rules and regulations restricting the agriculture industry in Missouri. Chris Chinn, the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, said last week that the department was moving ...
Investigators are stopping at farms to ask applicators what they're spraying and observe applications. ... While Missouri and other states increase dicamba scrutiny, an Arkansas judge recently ruled that 85 farmers will be allowed to use the herbicide which was previously banned in the state. The original ...
Gibbons said the bill would remove the ability of county commissioners to protect local farms and rural residents from installation of corporate CAFO operations. HBs 2206 and 2161 would exclude foreign corporations from obtaining Missouri farmland and allow the Missouri Department of Agriculture to ...
Chinn also said the department will be pushing to increase the accessibility of high-speed broadband internet in Missouri as part of their “connect more” pillar. According to Chinn, more than 60 percent of Missouri doesn't have access to high-speed internet despite the existence of fiber-optic cables already ...
Farm Bureau members from Perry County were part of the group. At Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Brian Klippenstein talked about ongoing trade negotiations with Mexico and Canada. He was followed by reporters Jo Mannies of St. Louis Public ...
Maria Vedder of New Haven, Missouri gets ready to compete in the showmanship contest at Dairy Cow Camp in 2017. ( University of Missouri ... scheduled for May 27-29. After more than 20 years at a dairy farm in Springfield, the camp has moved to the Lawrence County Youth Fair Grounds in Freistatt.

Though coming from a farm background and holding an agronomy degree from the University of Missouri, Graves no longer sits on the House Agriculture Committee. In his role on the chamber's Armed Services Committee, he has worked to protect the fortunes of the Air National Guard base in St. Joseph.
Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced $10 million to new small business and agriculture investments through the Missouri FIRST (Financing Investment in our Rural, Small ... Missouri FIRST is a commonsense way for us to support small businesses and farms with zero cost to taxpayers.".
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Missouri House has given initial approval to a proposal that would exempt small farms from parts of the state's clean water law. The proposal, approved Wednesday, says farms would not need a permit to allow water from their property to run into the state's waterways, ...
This week, through National Agriculture Week, we recognize the dedication, strength and perseverance of the American farmer. In the summer of 2016, when visiting the countless farm operations which call southern Missouri home, the number one concern I heard from folks was about how the aggressive ...
President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs may cause significant harm to agriculture, Missouri's largest industry. Agriculture contributes over $88 billion annually to the state economy. In contrast, Missouri only has one former aluminum smelter that plans to partially reopen and no current steel production.
The farm was quarantined by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and employees of the farm are being monitored by the Jasper County Health ... officials have not publicly identified the farm, Christa Leupen, public relations manager for Butterball, confirmed that it is one of the company's contract farms.
Michelle Robertson unlocked the gate to a 15-acre pasture at The Gentle Barn in Dittmer, Missouri, where the St. Louis Six now spend their days. A year after they made headlines for escaping from a slaughterhouse and romping through city streets in north St. Louis, the steers are free to roam. “There's lots ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the first commercial case of bird flu in the country this year has been confirmed at a turkey farm in southwestern Missouri. USDA spokeswoman Lyndsay Cole said Thursday the H7N1 avian influenza, a low-pathogenic form, was detected through ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the first commercial case of bird flu in the country this year has been confirmed at a turkey farm in southwestern Missouri. USDA spokeswoman Lyndsay Cole said Thursday that the H7N1 avian influenza, a low-pathogenic form, was detected ...
Sarah and Dane Morgan, along with their son Waylen, operate Morgan Farms in Windsor. Sarah grew up on a farm in South Dakota while Dane grew up on an Ohio farm. She said the couple purchased 200 acres for corn, soybeans and wheat in west central Missouri and started their lives in Missouri living ...
WASHINGTON • “This thing is scary,” said Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst. “This thing” is President Donald ... Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that she was “very concerned we're starting a trade war that'll do nothing but punish Missouri's manufacturing and agriculture sectors.” And it's not just ...
QUINCY -- Chris Chinn draws some comparison between her work on the family farm and as director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. "Every day is different," Chinn said. "You can make out a plan, but you never know what will come up and change your day." The fifth-generation family farmer from ...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Missouri Department of Agriculture are conducting an in-depth epidemiological investigation and have stepped up surveillance and testing. Two other commercial poultry farms located within 10 kilometers of ...
“And agriculture and rural Missouri play a critical role in that.” More than 150 Farm Bureau members from across the state traveled to Jefferson City for Tuesday's legislative day. Richardson tells the group Missouri agriculture is crucial to the state's economy. “We know here, and we have to remind some of ...
Alma Quinteros, 56, takes a call Feb. 12, 2018 in her Marshall, Mo., home from a fellow immigrant from El Salvador who has been allowed to legally stay in the United States since 2001 under a sliver of immigration law called Temporary Protected Status. The program is supposed to end in 2019. Many TPS ...
Farmer Jason Bean blows off dust and debris as part of the daily maintenance on his cotton picking machine on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2017, at his farm near Peach Orchard, Missouri. Bean is busy harvesting his soybeans, rice, and cotton this month. Bean is leasing the $800,000 machine for a year to see if ...
University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart said, “Family farms have been among our most vital partners since the founding of extension more than 100 years ago. The century farm program is one way we express our gratitude to those who have contributed so ...
“All of Missouri's neighboring states participate, putting Missouri farmers at a competitive disadvantage.” Curls says investing in Missouri agriculture is always a great way to support economic development and to provide nutrition for low-income seniors. The Missouri Senate has already approved Curls' bill, ...
Because agriculture is America's biggest export industry and American farmers hold a special place in the national consciousness, many had long predicted it would face the brunt of any blowback. Unfortunately, if they go into effect, these agricultural tariffs would harm Missouri more heavily than many ...
So he sold the whitetails and purchased two elk from a Missouri farm. The elk, now numbering 250, are "docile" animals, according to the couple. They're relaxed, Turek and Krukowski said, because of the constant human attention they receive. Turek and Krukowski enter the pens every day. Even their ...
The completed United States 2017 Census of Agriculture is due Monday, Feb. 5, and is an exercise all ... “It's extraordinarily important that we have access to good numbers,” said Blake Hurst, who farms in Atchison County and serves as president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. “It is a burden on farmers.
The dwindling number of family farms is cause for concern, according to family farm advocate and former Missouri Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell, who spoke during the Illinois ... “The polices are stacked against independent family farm agriculture,” Maxwell said. Illinois Farmers Union President Norbert Brauer said ...
Organizations that have partnered against feral hogs in Missouri include: Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri ... Care, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Conservation Federation of Missouri Charitable Trust, AgriServices of ...
Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt listens as Missouri Farm Bureau Blake Hurst, right, speaks Saturday at the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Plattsburg, Missouri. ... Richard Fordyce, the state's current Farm Service director and former Missouri agriculture director, said 4-H youth members are even talking about ...
Farm and ranch families constitute less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, living on 2.1 million farms, most of which are family-owned operations. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and Farm Bureau determined in a 2016 study that agriculture remains the state's leading industry, contributing $88.4 ...
Missouri ranked 13th among states in terms of agricultural sales in 2016, while Indiana was 10th, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. California, alone, produces more than a third of the country's vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. The California Farm Bureau Federation notes that ...
The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB), Missouri's largest general farm organization, recently launched “Digging In,” a weekly podcast highlighting current news and developments affecting Missouri agriculture in state and national politics.
MARYVILLE, Mo. — Missouri Farm Bureau and county farm bureaus across the state are joining forces to celebrate the importance of agriculture from Feb. ... According to statistics from Missouri Farm Bureau Federation and affiliated companies, America's farms and farmers are the most productive in the ...
Youth attending will learn more about swine nutrition 101 from Kade Hummel with Lindner United, and breeding basics on the farm. Attendees will also hear about the National Junior Swine Association, from NJSA Junior Board Secretary Lindsey Robinson, and Team Purebred, from Team Purebred Adult ...
A record number of pies were donated this year to the annual Central Missouri Ag Club Pie Contest, helping to raise $38,870 for youth in agriculture. ... of eastern Pettis County, were recognized; and Missouri Century Farm Families, Ken and Roberta Vickrey, representing Vickery Family Farms 1865, the ...
“I know Director Chinn and the Department have been very vigilant in looking at the complaints they have received related to dicamba and I support their efforts,” said Pettis County Eastern Commissioner Brent Hampy, a Missouri State Farm Bureau member representing District Four. “I think they must be ...
That's why more than 60 agents from across Missouri and Kansas will attend the 2018 Western Farm Show to support those families and their communities. ... is a natural extension of AFI's service to Midwest farmers and ranchers, allowing them to stand by its mission to support rural families in agriculture.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're looking for a unique romantic getaway, the River of Life Farm might just have the answer for you. ... The cabins are open year-round, so visitors aren't limited to visits just at Valentine's Day, but Valentine's Day will feature a chef from Missouri S&T's ...


 

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