Tailgate Talk - September 2019

11:42AM Aug 13, 2019
Semi load of hay caught fire, Mexico, MO 1
What A Day: Up In Flames
( Sara Brown )

What A Day: Up In Flames

The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling straw pulled into the Walmart parking lot after hearing a “pop.” Find out what happened next at AgWeb.com/parking-lot-fire.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to [email protected] or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.


Stat Rack

The 2019 Market Facilitation Payments include:

$14.5 billion allocated to farmer payments

$15 to $150 per-acre for eligible row crops

$11 eligible payment per hog

20¢ payment per cwt of milk

$250,000 payment cap per category per person or legal entity

$500,000 total payment cap


Quilt Store Revives Rural Town

Hamilton, Mo., has long been known as the birthplace of J.C. Penney. In fact, you can still come here to see his home and museum. But today, this rural community of 1,900 is better known for the Missouri Star Quilt Company, started in 2008 by the Jenny Doan family.

The company offers more than 30,000 bolts of fabric, hundreds of quilting patterns, quilt kits and a quilt magazine called Block. Every Friday, Doan posts a new quilting tutorial on the company’s YouTube channel.

”We currently have almost 60,000 subscribers, and the number of millions of viewers I don’t even know,” says Misty Doan. ”We also had people who wanted to come and visit us. We had this vision of creating a Disneyland for quilters, and we now have 12 stores here in town.“  

Learn more about the Missouri Star Quilt Company at the Farming the Countryside segment on ”U.S. Farm Report” at AgWeb.com/Hamilton-Mo.

Hamilton, Missouri