Missouri farmers can profit using modern, sustainable aquaculture technology

Ninety percent of the U.S. seafood supply is imported, mostly from China and Southeast Asia. Around 25% of U.S. wild-caught fish are exported to Asia for processing and then reimported to the U.S.

Brown, Ham inducted into PTK Honor Society at ECC

                  This spring, 57 members have been inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union.

Missouri farm income to set new records in 2022

Missouri farm income appears on pace for another record year, according to John Kruse, associate research and extension professor in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri.

No reports of spotted lanternfly in Missouri but vigilance urged

While not yet detected in Missouri, spotted lanternfly remains a concern for vineyards, certain trees and specialty crops as it continues to spread west.
If spotted lanternfly (SLF) reaches Missouri, early detection and insecticide control measures will be key to reducing the economic damage, says Dean Volenberg, viticulture extension professor with the University of Missouri Grape and Wine Institute.

MO Century Farm deadline is May 1

            There’s still time to apply to the Missouri Century Farm Program. Deadline is May 1.

Department of Agriculture announces Missouri specialty crop funding

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The Department received SCBG Covid Stimulus-PPE funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Interested specialty crop producers working to respond to Covid-19 impacts should submit their application by May 16, 2022.