Floods still threaten Midwest

Water-soaked spring predicted on heels of record winter precipitation

For many farms along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, floodwaters were still rising and hopes for spring planting were falling as this issue of Today’s Farmer went to press in mid-April.
At the time, damage estimates were still being calculated for Missouri, but in late March floodwaters covered roughly 200,000 acres in five northwest counties adjoining the Missouri River, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Kansas officials said flood damage was limited to . . . .

Seeking stellar stewards

Nominations now being accepted for 2019 Leopold Conservation Award

Missouri farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources will have an opportunity to win a $10,000 award for their efforts.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Program, recognizing those who make extraordinary achievements in voluntary conservation. Nominees will be evaluated . . .

Farming the competıtive edge

When Wyatt Harris was 17 years old, he sold the new truck he’d purchased with his savings the year before to rent 350 acres of land from a retiring neighbor.
“That got me into a bit of trouble . . . .

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