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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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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.

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Seeking Fair Queen Contestants

The fourth annual North Central Missouri Fair Queen competition has been planned and coordinators are seeking contestants. Young women ages 17-21 with involvement in FFA and 4H are eligible at no cost. An application, which is to list honors and awards, activities, future plans, and reason for wanting the title of Fair Queen, are due with a photograph of the contestant by July 1—send to Grundy R-5 School, Attn: Mrs.

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What to Do with a Ewe — Exhibit at the Fair

Libby, Cord and Alex Endicott were exhibitors at the recent Midwest Junior Preview Show held in Sedalia on June 14. They exhibited their Hampshire and Tunis ewes with over 150 exhibitors from seven states. Libby and Alex are members of the Knee-Hi 4-H Club and all three are the children of Corey and Alicia Endicott of Gallatin. Pictured, left to right, are Libby, Cord and Alex Endicott. [Submitted Photo]

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Rain Comes Down, ET Goes Up

by Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist

On May 1, 2014, I took up a new hobby. I’m now measuring ET.

To set the record straight, no, I’m not running around chasing flying saucers. ET in this case stands for evapotranspiration.

Evapotranspiration is a combination of two words: evaporation and transpiration. It is a very useful tool for those of us involved in agriculture, and gives a good indication of how much

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FSA County Committee Nominations Start June 15

The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Nomination forms for the 2014 election must be postmarked or

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Burns Earns Third Place at Speaking Academy

Aubrey Burns, daughter of Brant and Tara Burns, competed in the Missouri Public Speaking Academy June 3-5. The Academy is hosted by the Missouri State FFA Organization and is held on the University of Central Missouri campus, Warrensburg. The three day event challenges FFA members to compose a speech and present it to a panel of judges on the third day of the event.

Sixty-three students attended the academy this

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College Hosts Area FFA Officer Training

Members of the Jamesport FFA Chapter (Skinner and Gingerich) participate in training exercises. [Submitted Photo]

The Missouri FFA Association conducted Officer Training workshops on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton recently. Approximately 180 Chapter FFA Officers and Advisors from 21 high schools across northwest Missouri participated in the workshops. LEAD workshops are held at seven sites throughout Missouri with more than 1,000 chapter officers expected to participate, according

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