Agriculture

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The stage is set for more spring flooding in Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. “A lot will depend on the weather patterns that set up over the region in the next few weeks,” he said. Missouri farmers, still reeling from 2019 weather woes, face...
The first turkey that ever came to me on the ground did it a long time ago. I sat there with my hands shaking and my breath short and my heart hammering so hard I could not understand why he could not hear it. The last turkey that came to me last spring had exactly the same effect, and the day that...
A month of transition would probably be more accurate. Up and down on temperature and back and forth between winter and spring, with longer days and warmer temperatures the trend.  When March arrives it’s still winter. Birds are still flocking to the feeder. Northern migrants for the most part are...
Shatto Milk Company recently brought home fourteen awards from the 2020 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition – up considerably from the five awards earned at the 2019 competition. The competition takes place annually at the Fairplex Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif., which is also home to the L....
SPRINGFIELD — The increased feral hog elimination efforts by the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership (the Partnership) underway on public and private land in southeast and south-central Missouri is the latest chapter in Missouri’s long fight to defend the state against the nuisance animals....
TRUXTON – Milo planted for grazing cuts winter feed bills by half and keeps nutrients on the farm, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension agronomist. Nutrients stay on the land when cattle and sheep recycle manure by stomping it into the soil during grazing, Lee says. Milo’s strong root...
At this point, we are all dreaming of warmer weather and looking forward to spring.  If you’re anything like me, you’re already looking through seed catalogs or planning out your vegetable garden.  Growing vegetables is an important step in understanding and appreciating where food comes from.  The...
MAYSVILLE, Mo. – Located just south of the DeKalb/Gentry County line on Route A, the North Fork Lost Creek Bridge has been serving motorists since 1935. This bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program passed by the Missouri General Assembly during its 2019 session. The program...
Some years March 1st sneaks up on us. Last year winter hung on and it was easy to forget that it was time to clean out and repair your nest boxes. This year the weather was pleasant  and the bluebirds were already starting to show up.  Their arrival means spring is not far off.  It’s always good to...
Missouri's Otter Story Part 3            In our first two articles on Otters we learned about their re-introduction and their rapid re-populating of their former habitat.  In fact otters were a little too successful at finding food sources, especially when it came to farm ponds and Ozark streams....

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