[Masthead] Light Rain Fog/Mist ~ 34°F  
High: 36°F ~ Low: 23°F
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Ag News for Mid Missouri
Arlene Gieselman
The flavor and texture of a black walnut makes it one of the most popular nuts used by cooks throughout the country....
Technology on the Farm
When my husband and I started farming as fresh-faced 22-year-olds, we had no idea how fast things would change. We had...
Missouri ag students receive new curriculum
JEFFERSON CITY -- Agriculture students in Missouri high schools and junior colleges are learning from a new curriculum this school year. Funded by FCS Financial through a grant to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Ag Management, Economics & Sales curriculum is the first curriculum developed as a partnership between the public and private sectors...
Farm Bureau testifies for Agriculture Omnibus Bill (01/28/15)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst testified before the State Senate Agriculture Committee...
Protecting grain at the elevator (01/02/15)
Earlier in 2014, a grain elevator in Pierce, Neb., had a dramatic financial failure. According to reporting from...
Mizers chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Saline County (10/08/14)
Paul and Brenda Mizer and family of Marshall were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair's Farm...
Stephens named 2014 pork industry environmental stewards (10/08/14)
The Pork Checkoff, along with its cosponsor, National Hog Farmer magazine, has selected two pork farms to be honored as...
John Pat and Justin Samson (Marshall) (09/24/14)
John Pat Samson has been farming in the Saline County area all his life as he took over for his father. He hasn't had...

Nate Janik: What Agriculture Means to Me
"Agriculture means the people and labor that feed the world."
Cattle continue to trend higher; hog markets 'yo-yo'
By Jason Vance/MU Extension ~ 01/28/15
COLUMBIA -- The song remains the same for the cattle market: tight supplies and high prices. "Supplies are going to remain tight for some time, and domestic and export demand for beef looks good," says Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist. "So we expect 2015 cattle prices to average higher than what we saw last year."...
Increased dairy supply, steady demand lead to drop in prices
By Jason Vance/MU Extension ~ 01/28/15
COLUMBIA -- Milk prices at the farm level are expected to be about $6 a hundredweight lower than the record prices in 2014. "That is not going to be fun for producers," says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist. "But it is not as bad as it has been some years in the past."...
'Ag Update' meetings
By Tim Baker/MU Extension Horticulture Specialist ~ 01/02/15
Every year, Extension agricultural specialists in the Northwest Region conduct meetings that we call "Ag Updates." These are held in almost all of the counties in our region. The idea behind these meetings is to provide another place for pesticide applicators to obtain or renew their Private Applicator's License...

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Farm Safety
You can start by increasing your awareness of farming hazards and making a conscious effort to prepare for emergency situations including fires, vehicle accidents, electrical shocks from equipment and wires, and chemical...
A lightning protection system consists of the following five parts: air terminals (lightning rods), conductors, ground connections (electrodes), bonding and lightning arrestors. Air terminals, or lightning rods, are metal...
Never use frayed power cords Power cords are used extensively on farms. From powering tools to powering machinery, extension cords see a lot of wear and tear. Check your power cords constantly for frays and exposed wiring....