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2014 Tax Sale Notice

The Daviess County Collector of Revenue announces properties for sale due to unpaid taxes.

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Nixon Protects Conservation Legacy with Two Vetoes

Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed two bills that would have redefined the term “livestock” to include captive deer in order to eliminate the role of the Missouri Department of Conservation in regulating white-tailed deer. The governor said those provisions of Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 1326 would go against longstanding successful conservation practices and also would clearly violate the Missouri Constitution, which gives exclusive authority over game and wildlife

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Nomination Deadline Nears for FSA County Committees

U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to local committees share their opinions and ideas on federal farm programs.

“There’s still time for eligible

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Cover Crop Pilot Project Expanded

The State Soil and Water District Commission have approved modifications and expansion of the current Cover Crop Pilot Project. The pilot project is being expanded so that each soil and water conservation district has the opportunity for landowners/operators to implement cover crops on a limited number of acres for fiscal year 2015. The practice will provide a $30 per acre incentive for operators implementing cover crops under a required no-till

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Entries for Parade Sought

JAMESPORT, MO – Parade entries are being accepted for the Jamesport Jr. Livestock Show, held July 24-25. The parade will be on July 26, and any interested in entering should call 660-684-9906 or 684-6167.

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Retail Farm Market School

by Tim Baker

I recently attended a “train-the-trainer” workshop about an exciting way to teach marketing techniques to growers who participate in on-farm sales or farmers markets, produce managers in stores, and even some applicability to growers who grow wholesale for produce auctions. It was taught by an ag marketing educator from Penn State Extension. He calls the school the “Retail Farm Market School.”

The school is divided into five

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Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Opens July 10

The annual Daviess County Junior Livestock Show will be held this year on July 10, 11 and 12 at the fair grounds located inside Dockery Park.

The Daviess County Junior Livestock Show will open the afternoon of July 10 with the Swine Show at 5 p.m. This is a change from years past. There will be a PeeWee Show immediately following the champion boar drive at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Chris

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Crouse Siblings Rope in Top Prizes at Rodeo Events

Tom Crouse, a 12-year-old Gallatin seventh grader, traveled to Decatur, Texas, to participate in Roy Cooper’s Junior World Championship Calf Roping on July 3. Tom competed in 12-and-under breakaway roping and 12-and-under tie down roping. In each event every contestant ropes three times and the 10 with the fastest times rope again in the short go.

In the breakaway, Tom was third in the third round, made the short go,

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USDA Reminds Producers of Acreage Reporting Requirement

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Daviess County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kirby Payne reminds agricultural producers that July 15, 2014, is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by July 15, 2014.

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.

“Although some federal farm

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Tickets on Sale Now at State Fair

Save on state fair gate admission and carnival ride wristbands

Discounted gate admission and carnival ride wristband tickets are now available for the 2014 Missouri State Fair at Missouri Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores and Walgreens. These savings, and the free entertainment bonanza being offered, help to make the State Fair an affordable destination for families.

“The Fair’s Box Office and three retail partners are offering

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