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Pork producers step up biosecurity

Guarding against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus takes vigilance and sacrifice. These efforts have kept Missouri numbers lower than national figures. However PEDV remains a major threat to the pork industry. Read more

Mizzou Weed Science now on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

We've decided to enter into the social media age and will be sending more of our weed science research results and recommendations out to you. Read more

Flowing grain: 'A farmer's worst nightmare'

A wet fall harvest and a cold winter make conditions dangerous for grain producers emptying grain bins to fulfill commodity contracts and prepare for wheat harvest. Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Read more

Lunchtime online lessons teach farm risk-management topics

The programs, presented online, give livestock and forage producers ways to manage their risks. Read more

Missouri regains No. 2 in cow numbers

The state has 1.82 million cows, down from more than 2 million in 2008. The annual U.S. Department of Agriculture inventory shows Missouri to be one of only three states to grow herd size by more than 50,000 cows. Read more

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1914, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Read more

MU Extension program untangles state's fence laws

The first session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Atchison, Bates and Nodaway counties. Read more

Drone on the range

Agricultural uses for drones endless. Read more

Researcher looking to reduce hog odor

Pork brings us the wonderful aromas of bacon frying, pork chops grilling and ham baking. However, the odor from a hog house is less pleasant. Watch the video. Read more

Distance education available for swine producers

Swine producers can listen to industry experts present relevant and timely information through the distance education programs PorkBridge and SowBridge. Read more

The Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail

Eight wineries work together to bring wine-tasting tourists to their region just north of Kansas City. Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Read more

Livestock insurance can protect against price losses

While crop insurance has been popular for a long time, producers have largely overlooked similar safety nets for livestock. Read more

Livestock lease agreements a new option

Older farmers and young farmers strapped for capital are teaming up in increasing numbers to form livestock lease alliances. Read more

Grain bin safety costs a little, saves a lot

You can't afford not to follow safe procedures. While $500 may sound like a lot, the savings are priceless. Read more

Farmland values: Boom or bubble?

Low interest rates and record income per acre have driven farmland values much higher over the last decade. The increase has led to concerns of a repeat of the farm crisis of the 1980s. Watch the video. Read more

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