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Wet weather slows haymakers; seed heads become a problem

Missouri haymakers face unusual spring weather challenges. More problems are ahead.

Making hay is more than working between rains, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.

Grass seed heads have a bigger impact on hay quality than wet weather. For best nutrition, hay must be cut before grass transfers nutrients from the leaves into the seed, Roberts says.

“If grass was cut and hay removed, this rainy spell

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Biomass Incentives

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. Facilities seeking to be qualified by USDA to accept biomass can begin enrollment between May 23 and June 6. To learn more about BCAP or to enroll in updates, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/bcap or contact your local FSA county

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Winston FFA Banquet recognizes achievements

Winston R-6 recently held an FFA Banquet in which the following awards were given:

Greenhand FFA Degree: Connor Christensen, Brooke Heldenbrand, Shelby Mason, Ross Nelson, Tyler Turner, Cy Uthe, Steven Youtsey.

Chapter FFA Degree: Logan Caldwell, Jacbob Hullinger, Steven Muessig, Drew Neth.

Career Development Events: Agronomy: Elizabeth O’Dell, Aaron Piburn.

Dairy Foods: Connor Christensen, Brooke Heldenbrand, Shelby Mason, Ross Nelson, Tyler Turner, Cy Uthe, Steven Youtsey.

Entomology: Logan Caldwell, Jacbob

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Night of recognition held for Gallatin FFA

On May 5, the Gallatin FFA Chapter had their Annual FFA Banquet held in the Gallatin High School gym. The FFA Members enjoyed a dinner catered by Bill Engler and sides that FFA members had carried in. After the dinner was served, the awards ceremony started. During the ceremony, several members were honored for their accomplishments throughout the year. At the end of the ceremony, the new officer team was

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MDC offers private landowners payment for public use of land

Rabbit hunters meet with the landowner and run their beagles on MRAP land near Marceline.

Rabbit hunters meet with the landowner and run their beagles on MRAP land near Marceline.

Landowners can apply June 1 – July 15 for new program that pays them to allow public hunting, fishing, or wildlife viewing on enrolled private lands.The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a new program to increase public access to private lands for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program

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Home Garden Tomatoes

By Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

In almost every survey, tomatoes always come out on top as the favorite vegetable of home gardeners.  And why not?  They’re easy to grow and even a single plant will produce lots of vine-ripe fruit that can’t be equaled.

The first factor to consider is what variety to grow.  If you don’t start your plants from seeds, you will be limited to the varieties

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 MFA Incorporated announces construction of rail facility near Hamilton, Mo.

MFA Incorporated, a grain marketing and farm supply cooperative based in Columbia, Mo., recently announced a joint venture with MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, to build a shuttle-loader facility on the Union Pacific Railroad approximately five miles east of Hamilton.

The grain-handling facility will consist of 2 million bushels of permanent storage and 1.5 million bushels of temporary storage along with a loop rail siding to accommodate

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Cayden Johnson receives MFA Foundation Scholarship

web_Johnson, CaydenCayden BreAnne Johnson, a graduating senior at Gallatin R-5 High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship. The scholarship was awarded at the school’s graduation ceremonies.

Cayden Johnson is the daughter of Jennifer Johnson and James Johnson. Cayden plans to attend Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

The scholarship was sponsored by MFA Agri Services in Gallatin.

It is one of approximately 340 scholarships presented this year by

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Grady receives Cattlemen’s scholarship

student gradyCooper Grady, son of Will and Cindy Grady, was awarded one of two $500 scholarships by the I-35 Cattlemen’s. The I-35 Cattlemen’s is a five county organization that encompasses Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, Clinton, and Clay counties.  Pictured from left to right: Brad Bray, I-35 Cattlemen’s President, Cindy Grady, Will Grady, Cooper Grady, and I-35 Cattlemen’s Vice-President Kenny Youtsey. [Submitted Photo]

 

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