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Jumps Honored by the Vo-Ag Teachers Association

Rustin Jumps of Gallatin was recently awarded with a Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 MVATA Awards Luncheon.

Mr. Jumps represented the Northwest District Association of the organization. This awards luncheon was held as a function of the Missouri Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association annual conference, during the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Springfield.

Pictured from left to right, front row, Angie Hamlin, Highland; Valerie Montgomery, Bucklin

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Winston FFA Students Exhibit at NCMC Fair

Five students from the Winston FFA Chapter recently exhibited projects at the North Central Missouri Fair in Trenton. The following is a list of each FFA member and what they exhibited:

Logan Caldwell – Boot Jack; Drew Neth – BBQ Grill and Metalworking Forge; Gillian Heldenbrand – Scrolled Book Pages Wall Hanging; Elizabeth O’Dell – three Wreaths; Aaron Piburn – Standard Rex Rabbit.

Logan was honored for his woodworking project

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Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Aug. 7

Daviess County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Dockery Park Shelter House, 601 Park Street in Gallatin. There will be a short business meeting beginning at 6 p.m., then an evening meal will be served.

The program will be: Richard Fordyce, Director of Agriculture.

Please RSVP 660-663-2700. The public is invited to attend.

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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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