May 2019 Features

The May 2019 issue is here.

Worries within

As stress stacks up, farmers often suffer in silence.

Ask farmers what they’re worried about these days, and they’ll be quick to talk about bad weather, low market prices, labor shortages, cumbersome regulations and restrictive trade policies.
by Nancy Jorgensen

Floods in the Midwest

Water-soaked Spring Predicted on Heels of record Winter Precipication

Ask farmers what they’re worried about these days, and they’ll be quick to talk about bad weather, low market prices, labor shortages, cumbersome regulations and restrictive trade policies.
by Allison Jenkins

Tackling traceability

Industry-led nonprofit speed ability to track cattle diseases while protecting personal data

Animal traceability is a difficult subject to discuss, let alone tackle, in the cattle industry for many reasons—both real and imagined. Objections to any comprehensive beef animal tracking range from liability to privacy concerns to potential negative effects on free markets.
Those involved in building health traceability systems recognize those challenges. That’s why a new pilot program called “CattleTrace” is . . .
by James Fashing

House of hope

FFA members construct shelters for the homeless

Its dimensions are tiny. But its impact is huge.
Constructed this spring by FFA members in Greenville, Mo., the one-room, 6-x-12-foot building now shelters a homeless Army veteran who previously lived in a tent in East St. Louis. For him, the structure means a solid roof over his head. It means  . . .
by Allison Jenkins

Seeking Stellar Stewards

Nominations now being accepted for 2019 Leopold Conservation Award

Recipients of the 2018 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award were John and Sandy Scherder along with their daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Curtis Delgman, of Frankford, Mo. Also pictured are the Delgmans’ children, Wyatt, Roxie and Bailey. Together they accomplish major conservation practices utilizing innovative seeding methods, cover crops and crop rotation.
by Allison Jenkins

Farming the competitive edge

Adapt-N adds science to late season nitrogen application

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 . . . .
by Kerri Lotvin

Worries within

Nominations now being accepted for 2019 Leopold Conservation Award
by Allison Jenkins

Fix your mix for ration uniformity
Inconsistencies in feed can hurt cattle performance

by Dr. Jim White
Fight Weed Resistance with overlapping residuals
Protecting herbicide-tolerant technology is a priority this growing season
by Dr. Jason Weirich
UPFRONT
Heros in the Heartland
Missouri is No. 2
MFA offers new premium equine nutrition & chicken feeds

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