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New sale coming to MO State Fair

The superintendent of the Missouri State Fair’s Sale of Champions says there’s a new sale coming to the fair this year. Chuck Miller says the Best of Missouri Awards and Sale will feature hams and bacon, Best of Class Cheese, Missouri wines and more.... Read More.

Foreign ag land executive order still in effect in MO

Missouri lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on foreign ag land ownership during the state legislative session that wrapped up last month. Senator Rusty Black from District 12 sponsored a bill that would have modified provisions on foreign ownership of ag land and... Read More.

MO dairy farmer: good forage available this year

A dairy farmer from southwest Missouri says drought conditions have improved tremendously this spring and that means more hay to feed cattle. Three months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed Laclede County, Missouri in moderate drought and today the map shows no drought. Jack Dill... Read More.

MO producers would welcome more rain

Missouri farmers say some soil moisture has been replenished this winter, but dry conditions linger and any additional rains are welcome. Northeast Missouri farmer Matt Wright says “we had several different snow events and at one point, we came close to 15 inches (of... Read More.

Investing in the future of MO agriculture

Missouri’s Governor says it’s important to continue finding ways to invest in the future of Missouri agriculture. “Farming is the largest business in the state.” Mike Parson says youth organizations like the FFA are a good place to start. “FFA is important to the nation and... Read More.

Fordyce elected president of MO Soybean Association

The Missouri Soybean Association elected a new president and officer team at its annual meeting in Jefferson City. Renee Fordyce, a corn and soybean farmer from northwest Missouri, will serve in the role over the next year. She tells Brownfield “I’m humbled by the... Read More.

MO Soybean seeks more privacy for reporting major water users

The Senior Policy Director at the Missouri Soybean Association says the state’s soybean farmers want to see state legislation passed that would protect the privacy of farmers who irrigate their crops. Casey Wasser tells Brownfield major water users are required to report to the... Read More.

Ag and infrastructure updates included in MO state of the state

Governor Mike Parson is proposing additional investments in agriculture and infrastructure in the next fiscal year. In his state of the state address on Wednesday, Parson said broadband infrastructure is needed, along with expanding I-44. “We’re announcing our recommendation to establish the I-44 improvement... Read More.

MO FSA Director: strong interest in drought programs

The state executive director for Missouri’s Farm Service Agency says last year’s widespread drought has encouraged one of the biggest sign-ups ever for the Livestock Forage Program. “We’ve given out more than $170 million.” Joe Aull tells Brownfield severe to exceptional drought challenged grazing, hay... Read More.