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Bird flu pops up at Asbury and Fortuna turkey farms

If contained, H5N2 should have little impact on the state's poultry industry. According to the USDA’s National Veterinary Services, this is the first time this strain of avian influenza has been found in Missouri. Read more

Against the grain

If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. Watch the video. Read more

Ridding farm of toxic fescue begins on infected hay fields

Renovate hay fields first when replacing toxic fescue with new novel endophyte varieties. Read more

Program to reduce bee kills

The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift. Read more

Sugarcane aphids may be problem for sorghum growers in 2015

Missouri sorghum growers may find white sugarcane aphids gumming up harvest equipment and reducing yields this fall. Read more

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Read more

The sky's the limit for UAVs in agriculture

The next generation of farmhands might be able to leap over barbed-wire fences and towering cornstalks in a single bound. Read more

Land prices peaking; cattle still on the rise

Farmland prices depend on interest rates and returns that can be generated by that land. Interest rates are steady but returns per acre have declined as crop prices have dropped. Read more

Free online tool helps growers with nitrogen application decisions

The tool combines historical weather data and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of post-planting nitrogen application. Read more

Pasture-based dairies provide management and lifestyle choices

Since switching to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, dairy farmer Charles Fletcher has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music. Watch the video. Read more

Lower feed costs, less production lead to record livestock prices

Feeder cattle prices are setting records. With high prices at slaughter and corn dropping more than $2 per bushel, cattle are more valuable. Read more

Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry. Read more

Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm

In the time it takes a person with average reaction time to hit the off button, a 540 rpm PTO can wrap the operator around the shaft. Read more

How much rent should I get for my farm?

University of Missouri Extension's upcoming Farm Lease Program helps landowners and renters make decisions about renting farm ground. Read more

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