Agriculture

Agriculture

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture will hold their last in-person dicamba application training session this week.

Before the start of the growing season, farmers with the intent of purchasing and using synthetic auxin herbicides are required to have a private or commercial applicator license, and training to prevent off-target movement.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The 2017-2018 deer and turkey hunting seasons came to a close on Monday, and the Missouri Department of Conservation has released final harvest numbers for the state.

The season ended on Jan. 15 with 283,940 deer harvested, and the archery deer season closing with 51,722 harvested.

MDC news services coordinator Joe Jerek says they’ve seen a large jump in numbers since last year.

Down on the Farm with the "Turkey Whisperer"

Nov 20, 2017
Brian Noto

Thanksgiving is almost here.

But who knew that our Thanksgiving turkeys are reluctant gobblers.

Brian Noto traveled to Frohna, Missouri, to talk with Colby Jones of Farrar Out Farms a.k.a. "The Turkey Whisperer."

 

Chris Chinn’s first year on the job has not been boring.

Her tenure as director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture began with flooding in the spring that’s now causing delays in crop harvests. Along the way, Chinn’s office had to deal with contamination in southeastern Missouri that triggered a temporary ban of the herbicide Dicamba. It's an issue that caught the attention of the Missouri General Assembly and farmers across the state.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin caught up with Chinn to talk about those challenges and her department’s major priorities.

Candice Davis/Missouri Department of Conservation

Crisp weather has arrived, which means deer season is upon us. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri are encouraging “Share the Harvest”. It’s a program which allows hunters to feed hungry Missourians with deer meat. Lindsey Grojean spoke with Russell Duckworth, the Protection Regional Supervisor at MDC about how people can hunt to help.

So tell me about the "Share the Harvest" program.

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