Major farm management decisions concern capital and labor. Too little attention goes to the labor side of farming, agricultural economist Joe Horner said.
A few inches of snow and cold temperatures did not keep people away from the annual meeting of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association. A crowd of 225 gathered Nov. 13 at Prairie Grove Mennonite School south of Buffalo for great food, fellowship and to promote the cattle industry.
Cattle receipts: 1,870 head. Weaned and vaccinated feeder cattle $4-$8 higher. All other classes steady. This is the top of the market depending on quality, condition and fill. Prices vary from this.
Producers in Polk and Dallas counties are eligible to apply for 2018 Livestock Forage Disaster Program benefits through the Farm Service Agency on native pasture, improved pasture and forage sorghum.
Cattle receipts: 2,127 head. Feeder cattle long weaned and shots were $4-$8 higher. All other classes steady. This is the top of the market depending on quality, condition and fill. Prices vary from this.
The November election is just around the corner, and Missouri voters will decide on several ballot issues. The proposal with the widest potential impacts to our state is Amendment 1. Its supporters call it “Clean Missouri” because of its nominal ethics reforms. The amendment would limit lobb…
University of Missouri Extension will offer a free farm tax workshop in November at locations throughout the state. This workshop explains major tax changes affecting farms and ranches that went into effect in December 2017.
Cattle receipts: 2,003 head. Feeders $5-$10 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls $2 lower. This is the top of the market depending on quality, condition and fill. Prices vary from this.
The 2019 North Central Region — Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program Farmer Rancher Grant call for proposals is now open. Proposals are due at 4 p.m. Dec. 6.
American farmers chalked up several victories in the new free trade agreement that the United States struck with Mexico and Canada. The countries agreed to replace the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement mere hours before their end-of-September negotiation deadline.
Cooler temperatures combined with rainy weather often bring on scours during the fall calving season. This problem was addressed at the recent meeting of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association.
Sorghum processing was one of the skills demonstrated during the recent Greasy Creek Fall Festival. Pictured during the first stage of sorghum processing are Larry Turner, middle, and his son. Wade Osborn leads the horse.
Cattle receipts: 1,723 head. Calves with shots or weaned steady, fleshy calves, $2-$6 lower. This is the top of the market depending on quality, condition and fill. Prices vary from this.
The American Egg Board highlighted the U.S. egg industry's commitment to sustainable nutrition on World Egg Day, Oct. 12, under the global campaign theme "Protein for Life."
At its August meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission initially approved a regulation change from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that will limit free landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to only qualifying resident landowners and members of their immediate house…
Last week Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state board of directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives…
After three years of court battles, a federal judge in South Carolina recently breathed new life into one of the worst ideas of the Obama Administration. The 2015 Waters of the United States Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, was an effort by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to …
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, and Congress’s failure to pass a new farm bill:
Cattle receipts: 2,197 head. Feeder cattle firm-$5 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls $2-$4 lower. This is the top of the market depending on quality, condition and fill. Prices vary from this.
Numerous area residents competed at the Missouri State Fair, which took place Aug. 9 through Aug. 19. Those who were awarded first through fifth places are listed below.
This summer was difficult for Missouri cattle producers. Drought withered pastures, prompting producers to sell cattle early or feed hay that normally would be used in winter.
The Missouri Cowboy Poets Association fall gathering Saturday, Sept. 22, was at Richard and Laurel Dunlap's “Turtle Ranch” west of Louisburg. The 5 p.m. dinner followed an afternoon business meeting, and afterward the cowboy poets gathered for an evening of music and recitations.
Members of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association met Sept. 11 at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo and heard from three University of Missouri Extension specialists about “Surviving the Drought of 2018.”
The Camden County Farm Bureau Federation will hold its annual meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Oak Ridge Intermediate School, 526 Dare Blvd., Camdenton.
The Hickory County West Central Grazing School will run from Wednesday, Sept. 26, to Friday, Sept. 28, at the University of Missouri Extension office in Hermitage.
The Buffalo FFA Chapter will host a student labor auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The annual event in the high school field house is the first of only two fundraisers the chapter holds each school year.
A pack of dogs has been attacking cattle and other animals on farms in Dallas County near the Niangua River, according to Henry Thiesen, chief deputy of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, and Jim Portman, a cattle rancher.