"It was a real wet spring, all the crops were late getting in ... about a month late," he said. "It's just been a rough year for farmers, we've seen the two extremes ... it's affected every farm around my area."
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The cattle market is beginning to see some normalcy, something cattlemen have sorely missed the past few months. The recent rains have given hope to those who have not culled their herds yet.
Despite boasting Missouri's number one crop in both acreage and monetary value, Missouri Soybeans hasn't had a major presence at the fair for several years. That will change this time around, MoSoy will have its own set-up in the "Mizzou building" at the state fair.
The AgriStress Help hotline is a “free and confidential service available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental health support."
Drought conditions still persist in many parts of Missouri according to the report, with almost 3/4th of the state experiencing some sort of drought. Parts of Southern Missouri are still experiencing extreme drought conditions.
According to the federal state drought tracker, around 50% of Missouri is experiencing a moderate drought with over half of that 50% experiencing a severe drought. The drought spreads from Oregon to Boone Counties, covering a vast swath of the state.
According to the state drought monitor, the southern portion of the state and a swath of the middle portion have been classified as abnormally dry, or dealing with a “moderate drought”. Parts of Carter, Oregon, Ripley and Howell counties, which sit on the Missouri-Arkansas border, have been classified as dealing with severe drought.
On Thursday night, four candidates running in the Republican primary for Congressional District (CD) 4 took to the stage at the University of Central Missouri's Warrensburg campus. The four candidates are hoping to replace Rep. Vicky Hartzler in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"We need a champion for agriculture and rural Missouri in the Senate, and there is no doubt that person is Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler."
"Let me say unequivocally — no candidate in either party can win this state without making inroads in rural Missouri."