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Traditions Worth Teaching: A homesteading family blends old-fashioned practices with a modern twist

by Savanna Kaiser / info@ruralmissouri.coop The fog is still clinging to the pines as the morning sun and Missouri’s infamous humidity begin to rise. Bees are...

Farm for Life Editorial Series from Missouri Department of Agriculture: Lehenbauer Litmus...

Mark and Amy Lehenbauer run a diversified farm on their family’s land in Palmyra, Missouri. The Lehenbauer’s pride themselves in maintaining their diversification strategy,...

Why Rain in the Corn Belt Couldn’t Come at a Better Time

By John Roach, AccuWeather staff writer Warm, dry weather may be ideal in June for camping, hiking and baseball (oh, wait, thanks, coronavirus!), but crops...

Planning Continues for the 2020 Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair will be held as scheduled August 13-23, 2020. However, the Fair will look differently than previous years. The mission of...

Missouri Dairy Farmers’ $6.9 Billion Industry Is Recognized in June 1

June is Dairy Month in Missouri. In honor of Missouri’s $6.9 billion dairy industry, Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed June as Dairy Month in Missouri.  Missouri...

Department of Agriculture Comment on Dicamba Status

Last Friday, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn and Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following statement related to the recent court decision from the...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces 2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Low-income seniors encouraged to use proxy system to safely purchase fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey this summer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of...

Douglas and Wright County Farm Service Agency Taking Applications for the Emergency Conservation Program

Sign-up commenced June 9, with a final deadline of July 9, 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Wright and...

Summer Equals Eye Infections

By Eldon Cole A panel of three local veterinarians addressed local beef herd health issues at the Monett Beef Cattlemen’s Conference earlier this year. When...

Online Basic Pond Construction and Management Program

By Eric Meusch HOUSTON, Mo. –– For individuals wanting to construct a new pond for a water source or for recreation, proper construction and management...
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