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2016 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2016 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 22 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the 2016 listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Pretty….and pretty wet

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Thunderstorms with three-to-six-inches of rain swept through the area Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Water covered farm equipment parked along a field south of Hwy. 6. The view of the fields and pastures was taken from a gravel road west of Hwy. 13. Corn was swamped in fields north of Jameson on Hwy. 13.

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Midwest Corn Lawsuit Informational Town Hall in Gallatin

MidwestCornLawsuit.com will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Gallatin, Missouri at 12 noon on Thursday, June 30, at the Corner Café, 101 North Main. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. All corn growers in the area are encouraged to attend.

In 2009, Syngenta released a new strain of corn seed into the United States market before receiving import approval from China. Without

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Women in Ag event set for Sept. 8, tickets on sale soon

The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the second annual Women in Ag “Happy & Healthy County Women” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on Sept. 8, 2016. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a gardening and flower workshop, a wine making presentation and

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Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination period begins June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced recently that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

“Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA Administrator Val Dolcini. “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers across the spectrum of American

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Why Tomatoes Don’t Set Fruit

By Tim Baker
Extension Professional & Horticulture Specialist

Occasionally, I will receive a call from a home gardener who has beautiful tomato plants, but little if any fruit. They have spent a lot of time and money and have gorgeous, lush plants. But no fruit. What went wrong?

There are several possibilities that can lead to this problem. One of the more common problems is excess nitrogen. When you see

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Crops face low soil moisture; rain in forecast can mitigate

With low soil moisture going into the growing season, crops will depend on what water falls from the sky.

Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist, gave a dry weather alert June 8 in the weekly MU agronomy teleconference.

This year, Columbia recorded the driest five months, January to May, since 1992, Guinan said.

However, this year has recorded more cool, cloudy weather in May and higher humidity. That lowers

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MU Pest Day set for July 7 at Bradford Farm, Columbia

Crop problems, from resistant weeds to herbicide injury, top the topics for the annual Pest Management Field Day, July 7 at the University of Missouri Bradford Farm, Columbia.

Kevin Bradley, MU Extension weed specialist, arranges wagon tours to show research plots, with speakers at each stop.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., Bradley will tell the agenda for the day. Then the wagons roll.

After the lunch, individuals

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USDA Unveils New Improvement to Streamline Crop Reporting

Update Lets Farmers and Ranchers Report Common Acreage Information Once

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and participating insurance providers approved by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) now can provide the common information from their acreage reports at one office and the information will be electronically shared with the other location.

This new process is

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Fertilizing Tomatoes

By Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

In my last column, I discussed the decision points in selecting a tomato variety for your home garden. Once you have made that important decision, you next need to select a site where they will thrive.

As with most garden plants, tomatoes do best on a well-drained soil. This not only keeps the soil from becoming waterlogged, but it allows good aeration in the

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