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Colorful Parade Rolls Safely Along

Gallatin Police Department Officers helped get the parade safely through the city on Saturday, July 18, during the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s second annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise. There were approximately 30 tractors making this year’s trip from Hamilton, taking a route that led to Gallatin where they ate lunch at the high school before circling the square and heading back down Hwy 13. The 37-mile scenic

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USDA Accepting More Farmland

For wildlife habitat in Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Mark Cadle today announced that an additional 7,500 acres of agricultural land in Missouri is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration.

The initiative, known as State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), is part of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a federally-funded voluntary program that for 30 years has assisted agricultural producers

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Winston FFA Helps Set Up, Exhibits at Jr. Livestock Show

Several Winston FFA Chapter members participated in the Daviess County Junior Livestock Show. Along with the Gallatin, Jamesport, Pattonsburg, and North Daviess FFA chapters, members worked to set up the livestock pens in the barn, and enjoyed a barbecue sponsored by the Gallatin FFA chapter.

Four Winston members exhibited projects in conjunction with the 4-H Achievement Day. Drew Neth and Jacob Hullinger created a BBQ grill/fire pit, Elizabeth O’Dell completed

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Koster Sues Secretary of Ag Over Crop Insurance

Attorney General Chris Koster filed a federal lawsuit this week against Tom Vilsack, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, seeking to compel the USDA to accept acreage reports from Missouri farmers—a prerequisite for obtaining crop insurance—beyond the normal deadline. Koster alleges in the suit that the farmers’ planting seasons have shifted much later into the summer than normal as a result of the heavy rainfall Missouri has experienced. As a

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2015 Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Results

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Tree Decline in the Home Landscape

by Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

Every year I receive many calls from homeowners about landscape trees that are dying. Usually these are older trees which add much practical and esthetic value to the yard. If a large tree such as this is lost, it will be many years before its replacement will attain this size. Thus, the homeowner is willing to spend a lot of time,

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FSA County Committee Nomination Period Open

Daviess County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kirby Payne, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Daviess County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 3, 2015.

To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections is available online at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

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MFB Foundation for Agriculture Holds Annual Cruise

Yellow, orange, red, blue and green, all makes and models of tractors will hit rural roads in Northwest Missouri on July 18, 2015, during the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s second annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise. Model year 1972 and older tractors are welcome on this 37-mile scenic journey, starting and ending at the Steam Engine Fairgrounds in Hamilton, and traveling through Caldwell and Daviess counties.

“The

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Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Opens July 9

It’s show time!

The annual Daviess County Jr. Livestock Show will be held this year on July 9, 10 and 11 at the fair grounds located inside Dockery Park.

The Daviess County Jr. Livestock Show will open the afternoon of July 9 with the Swine Show at 5 p.m. There will be a PeeWee Show immediately following the champion boar drive at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Katie Martin is this year’s

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