Scout pastures and hayfields now for fall armyworms

Now is the time to scout for fall armyworms in pastures and hayfields, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice.
Agronomists in southeastern Missouri and northern Arkansas report sightings of fall armyworm in grass and legume crops, says Jill Scheidt, MU Extension agronomy specialist.

Enrollment open for Show-Me-Select Heifer program

Enrollment is open for the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 1.

USDA announces pandemic assistance for timber harvesters and haulers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) July 22 through Oct. 15, 2021.

Workshop for management of beef cattle in the fall being held Thursday, August 5

    University of Missouri Extension offers a workshop to help producers navigate managing their beef herds in the fall.

East Central College students receive emergency financial aid

    Spring semester East Central College students received a total of $825,515 in emergency federal financial aid funds to ease the impact COVID-19 had on them.

Hitchhiking spotted lanternfly threatens Missouri's wine industry

Your mother probably warned you about picking up hitchhikers.
University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice says your mom was right, especially when it comes to spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that creates severe economic losses in grapes.