Thursday, November 13, 2014MACON, Mo. – “Crop farmers have hard decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill,” Scott Brown told 140 growers at Macon, Nov. 11.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014PURDY, Mo.– Dairy farmer Charles Fletcher is a musician at heart. Since switching from a traditional dairy system to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, he has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music, playing harmonica with a local bluegrass group called Ozark Mountain Revival.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri professor of plant sciences and MU Extension forage specialist, will receive the 2014 Excellence in Extension Award at the 127th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 2-4.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– When farmers choose one of the 2014 farm bill’s safety-net programs this winter, they are locked in for the next four years. A new online tool can help them evaluate which program is best for them.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Land prices in Missouri increased in the past year at a rate higher than expected.
Friday, September 12, 2014LINNEUS, Mo. –Missouri cash rent prices for cropland could drop in the next few years due to lower corn and bean prices, says Joe Koenen, University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – A simple, inexpensive sign and a few extra minutes save lives during harvest time.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Crop prices have fallen sharply while livestock prices have reached record levels in 2014. Next year could see some moderation in livestock prices and continued low crop prices.
Monday, July 21, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– The situation for cattle producers is outstanding. That was the message University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain delivered during the 2014 Summer AgMarketing Outlook Conference.
Monday, July 21, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– The supply of corn is outracing the demand.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.–Is pasture insurance right for your farm? The answer could be yes, no or maybe.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Hog prices in 2014 have been higher than any previous time.
Monday, May 5, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Farmers may want to renegotiate cash rental rates on cropland, especially agreements that were negotiated in the past few years.
Thursday, January 30, 2014COLUMBIA, 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.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
Thursday, November 10, 2011COLUMBIA, Mo. – Americans eat 5.6 billion pounds of turkey each year, and all those Thanksgiving meals and other turkey dinners add up to a mountain of feed for fattening out those birds.
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