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Missouri farm to pay fine, back wages

A Missouri farm must pay back wages and a fine because of a U.S. Department of Labor investigation. Missouri Vegetable Farm LLC, and its owners Benjy and Robert Proffer, will pay back wages of $394,159 to 102 H-2A temporary visa workers and 105 U.S.... Read More.

Climatologist discusses Missouri, Mississippi River levels

A weather expert says water levels along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are in decent shape heading into planting season. Justin Glisan, state climatologist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says, “With this more active storm track, especially in the Lower Missouri Basin, we... Read More.

More rain in the forecast for Missouri

A state climatologist with the University of Missouri Extension says the spring weather outlook includes an above normal chance for rain in Missouri. The state has received some rain this week and Zach Leasor tells Brownfield a break from the dry conditions should continue... Read More.

Missouri Prime Beef Packers will close in April

A southwest Missouri beef processing plant is preparing to close next month. Missouri Prime Beef Packers will close in late April, because the Missouri Department of Natural Resources didn’t approve the company’s clean water treatment proposal. State representative Jim Kalberloh says “farmers from southwest Missouri... Read More.

Missouri winter wheat rating up despite dryness

Missouri weather was warm and dry for much of February. The USDA says the average statewide temperature was ten degrees above normal and precipitation was more than an inch under the usual levels, with more than 60% of the state seeing abnormally dry to... Read More.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors selects 2023 winners

The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors has recognized a new class of leaders for their contributions to the state’s dairy industry. Third-generation dairyman Sean Cornelius milks 120 cows and farms 1,200 acres in Hamilton.  He received the Dairy Leadership Award for his work creating... Read More.

Wet, cold beginning to 2024 for Missouri

January was colder and wetter than normal for much of Missouri. The USDA says statewide temperatures averaged 3 degrees below normal, while precipitation was more than 2 inches higher than average, pulling soil moisture levels higher and bringing some, but not all, of Missouri... Read More.

Missouri 2023-24 deer harvest breaks state record

On this week’s episode of the Outdoor Adventures podcast from Brownfield Ag News, Brent Barnett talks with Jason Isabelle from the Missouri Department of Conservation about the state’s record deer harvest for the 2023-2024 season. MDC estimates that a total of 326,026 whitetail deer... Read More.