Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Missouri poultry flock

Federal officials have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a chicken flock in Webster County, Mo. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic influenza (HPAI) in the chicken layer flock. Samples were delivered to the NVSL in Iowa for testing after a sudden increase in mortality in the flock.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources shares green tips for a tree-mendous holiday season

‘Tis the season to be giving. This holiday season, give a gift back to the environment by being mindful about how you celebrate. Americans typically generate the largest amount of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. As you plan your holiday events and gatherings, add a bit of “green” to your party theme. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources shares these tips to maximize your holiday cheer while also being environmentally friendly:

MU Extension offers free farm tax workshops in December

University of Missouri Extension will host free farm tax workshops in December to update farmers and ranchers on farm and individual tax filings.
MU Extension agriculture business specialist Mary Sobba said farmers can attend via Zoom or in person at locations throughout the state. Attendees can choose either the Dec. 1 or Dec. 6 session.

Getting livestock through the winter

Pasture and hay supplies are short in many areas of central and southern Missouri. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz has a number of options for livestock producers to consider for feeding their livestock this winter.

2022 Farmer Tax Workshop being held

By Rachel Hopkins, Ag Business Specialist
                  As the year winds down, tax season starts up. University of Missouri Extension is hosting Farmer Tax Workshops again this year.

MU celebrates history and future of integrated pest management

As University of Missouri Extension researchers celebrate the 50th anniversary of integrated pest management, they reflect on the past, present and future of IPM.
The University of Missouri IPM program began in the mid-1970s with a focus on insects. The program has expanded to focus on sustainable management of insects, weeds and diseases. “One current emphasis is a statewide pathogen survey to better understand disease threats to corn and soybean. This is essential if we want to avoid exhausting chemical control options,” said MU Extension specialist and IPM coordinator Mandy Bish.