Farmers and ranchers in Missouri can now apply for financial assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation.

Show-Me-Select fall-calving heifer sale draws first-time buyers

The Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale at Palmyra’s F&T Livestock Auction May 30 saw a large turnout and active bidding on most lots, according to University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Daniel Mallory.

Woodland Steward class helps woodland owners

Call before you harvest trees from your woodland. That is the theme of the upcoming University of Missouri Extension Woodland Steward online class.
Sarah Havens, MU Extension natural resources field specialist, says the Zoom class offers woodlands owners information to improve profits and protect natural resources.

Watch for poison hemlock

• Plant causes problems in livestock offspring
Poison hemlock, a poisonous plant that can cause death in livestock, is especially toxic in spring, says Gatlin Bunton, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy.