As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken and milk it doesn’t bode so well.

Pork Industry interns wanted!

• Missouri Pork Association continues internship program, calls for applicants
    Internship programs are a great opportunity for college students to make contacts and gain experience while still in school. One such opportunity is with the Missouri Pork Association and their internship program.

Grazing School being held at the Wurdack Farm September 26-28

By Rachel Hopkins, MU Extension Ag Business Specialist
    University of Missouri Extension will host a Management Intensive Grazing School September 26-28 at the MU Hugo Wurdack Research Center near Cook Station.  

In drought, byproduct feeds help cow herds on short pastures, hay

In the 2018 drought forages for cow herds are short. Without rain, pastures didn’t grow and stored hay for winter feeding fell short. But feed options are at hand that were not available before.

Congressman Smith holds Agriculture Summit at Salem Livestock

    Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) visited the Salem Livestock Auction in Dent County recently and spoke to local farmers on one of the auction’s busiest nights of the year. This month Congressman Smith is meeting with family farmers and industry professionals involved in all aspects of southern Missouri’s diverse agriculture.