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  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
    MONROE CITY, Mo. – Missouri pork producers are stepping up biosecurity measures to keep the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) from spreading. University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon said these efforts have kept Missouri numbers lower than national figures.
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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A wet fall harvest and a cold winter might make conditions especially dangerous for grain producers emptying grain bins to fulfill commodity contracts and prepare for wheat harvest.
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  • Monday, February 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension  researchers and USDA scientists on the MU campus are collaborating with DuPont Pioneer to pool soil data, expertise and other resources to help grain farmers improve yields and reduce costs.
  • Thursday, January 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – For centuries, farmers have braved the elements to walk their land to check for problems ranging from wind damage and calving cows to pests and predators.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– 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.
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  • Friday, August 16, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A University of Missouri class lets students learn firsthand about agriculture in other parts of the world.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013
    A blog for beginning farmers has reached a milestone with more than 100,000 visits.
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Advanced planting technologies can reduce labor, seed and other input costs, and increase profits, says a University of Missouri Extension cereal crops specialist.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Every year, several million people—mostly children under 5—die because they lack access to clean water and adequate sanitation. University of Missouri engineers are part of a worldwide project working to change that.
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  • Friday, April 26, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – There is a simple, inexpensive way to reduce errors in herbicide applications and limit off-target chemical drift, says a University of Missouri Extension weed management specialist.
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  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    SHELBINA, Mo. – It was like any other day in the 40-plus years that Kent Blades had been farming.  A lifelong Monroe County farmer, Blades was driving from one part of the farm to another when a semi-truck passed him and struck his John Deere open-station 5520 tractor as he was making a left turn.
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