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FARM & FIELD: Missouri climate, soil good for hop production
Farm and Field

FARM & FIELD: Missouri climate, soil good for hop production

Missouri climate, soil good for hop production

Terripin Farms wants to bring people to the farm
Agriculture

Terripin Farms wants to bring people to the farm

QUINCY -- Bringing people to the farm

DNR issues permit allowing controversial hog farm in Lewis County
Agriculture

DNR issues permit allowing controversial hog farm in Lewis County

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a permit allowing Expedition Acres LLC to operate a hog farm in Lewis County. But opponents of the controversial hog operation insist their fight isn't over.

A bad year for ticks? Take steps to protect yourself
Good Growing

A bad year for ticks? Take steps to protect yourself

Earlier this week during my lunch break, I sat in my home dining room eating with my 3-year-old. As our conversation strayed from preschool to Star Wars, a slight tickle on my side encouraged a scratch.

Cover crops may mitigate climate change
Farm and Field

Cover crops may mitigate climate change

Cover crops may mitigate climate change

Down on the Farm takes hands-on approach to ag education
Education

Down on the Farm takes hands-on approach to ag education

The Hancock County Farm Bureau's 13th annual Down on the Farm program brought 230 students to the Hancock County Extension Center in Carthage to pet farm animals, climb into tractors and combines, and take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon.

Proper mulching saves plants, money
Good Growing

Proper mulching saves plants, money

Proper mulching saves plants, money

Plant breeders reduce crop vulnerability by going wild
Farm and Field

Plant breeders reduce crop vulnerability by going wild

Plant breeders reuce crop vulnerability by going wild

How will the early arrival of monarch butterflies impact populations?
Good Growing

How will the early arrival of monarch butterflies impact populations?

Last week, a client brought in a plant to the Knox County Extension office. The sample needed identifying. Upon inspection, it was undoubtedly milkweed, likely common milkweed. However, this couldn't be.