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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.


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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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Burns Attends Area FFA Leadership Development Institute

Aubrey Burns, Area II Association, First Vice President, from the Gallatin FFA Chapter attended the Area FFA Officer Institute June 12 and 13, 2015, at Camp Rising Sun. The Institute sponsored by Toyota and the Missouri FFA Association was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The Institute provided leadership training for over 125 Area FFA Officers from across Missouri. Area

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USDA Opens Enrollment Period

For Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015.

The new programs, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, trigger financial protections for agricultural producers

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