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USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Dead…

02-27-2015 TFadmin

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk...

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USDA Announces Deregulation of Non-Brown…

02-13-2015 Chelsea Robinson

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced its decision to deregulate Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny apples, the first two nonbrowning apple varieties.   APHIS found...

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Community Improvement Grants Available t…

02-11-2015 Chelsea Robinson

Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit...

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Watch for burcucumber and toothed spurge…

02-04-2015 TFadmin

Farmers should be on the lookout for two emerging weed pests in 2015. Burcucumber could reduce soybean yield as much as 48 percent, said University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley at...

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Deadline nears for yield data on ARC and…

02-04-2015 TFadmin

Deadline nears for yield data on ARC and PLC

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds landowners and farmers that deadlines to update risk protection programs are at the end of this month. The Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss...

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NEW GRAIN STORAGE AT MARSHALL, MO.

02-04-2015 TFadmin

NEW GRAIN STORAGE AT MARSHALL, MO.

Not quite in time for the 2014 bin buster, but a sure asset for the future, Central Missouri AGRIService LLC recently began work on a new grain handling facility in Marshall, Mo. The...

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Safe food is affordable food

02-04-2015 TFadmin

Safe food is affordable food

Pesticide controls are doing their job.  Pesticide residues detected on a variety of recently sampled food products were below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency and do not pose a safety concern,...

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Agriculture Retailers Association honors…

02-03-2015 TFadmin

Agriculture Retailers Association honors “Rising Star” Kevin Daniel of MFA

Almost 800 retailers and representatives of the agriculture industry gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana this past December for a conference about the hot topics in Agriculture today.  The Agriculture Retailers Association...

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Applications available for 28th Missouri…

01-28-2015 TFadmin

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity...

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New Additions to the 2015 Western Farm S…

01-26-2015 TFadmin

Two exciting, new attractions will be featured at the 2015 Western Farm Show, Feb. 20-22, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, further enhancing the show’s broad appeal to...

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Top Stories

02-04-2015
Rising to the Challenge
Rising to the Challenge

MFA Incorporated’s annual meeting celebrated a successful year and highlighted challenges in the industry.  MFA provides goods and services for diversified farmers in the Midwest and Midsouth, where, in 2014, weather and timing showed how agriculture...

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02-04-2015
Reality vs perception

It's not as easy of a contest as you would think.  There are facts, and then there is reality. If you are like me, you grew up and have muddled through adulthood thinking that...

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02-02-2015
The Feb 2015 Issue
The Feb 2015 Issue

The Feb 2015 Issue Rising to the challenge        MFA’s annual meetingby Steve Fairchild Country CornerReality vs. perceptionby Steve Fairchild UpFrontSafe food is affordable foodNew grain storage at Marshall, Mo.Deadline nears for yield...

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12-29-2014
MFA Incorporated appoints Ernie Verslues as President and CEO

MFA Incorporated today announced the appointment of Ernie Verslues to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the cooperative, effective March 1, 2015. Verslues has 27 years of...

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