Tuesday, April 1, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers who lost forages or livestock in the drought of 2012 should prepare to document those losses. The 2014 farm bill includes livestock disaster aid going back to 2011.
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Monday, March 31, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter cover crops growing on crop ground must be eradicated before spring planting, says a University of Missouri Extension weed scientist.
Monday, March 24, 2014IBERIA, Mo. – “With record high beef prices, it’s a great time to be in the cattle business,” Scott Brown told a meeting of Miller County producers.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Expect volatility in the soybean and corn markets over the next five years, said Pat Westhoff, director of the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (MU FAPRI).
Wednesday, March 5, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – When milk producers first hear of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers, they become confused about the new farm bill safety net.
Monday, February 24, 2014COLUMBIA, 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.
Friday, February 14, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri returned as No. 2 beef cow state in the nation, with a 63,000-cow increase in 2013. The USDA cow count shows Missouri rose from No. 3 back to the position it held from 1983 to 2008.
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.
Thursday, January 16, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– When it comes to corn seeding rates, sometimes less is more.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beautiful countryside and wine. What’s not to love? Add Midwestern hospitality and that’s what visitors will find on the Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail. Eight wineries work together to bring wine-tasting tourists to their region just north of Kansas City.
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Friday, November 8, 2013MEXICO, Mo. - Older farmers and young farmers strapped for capital are teaming up in increasing numbers to form livestock lease alliances.
Monday, September 9, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–Results of the University of Missouri Extension annual land values opinion survey show that land prices in the state have continued to climb. However, the survey suggests a slowdown in the next year.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.– Missouri agriculture typically brings to mind corn, soybeans and cattle. But research at the University of Missouri could make seafood a major cash crop in the Show-Me State.
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Monday, August 12, 2013EDINA, Mo.– Like any other business, a farm is more likely to succeed with a written business plan.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013COLUMBIA, 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, May 1, 2013RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. – Better genetics puts high-quality beef on the consumer’s plate. Also, better genetics brings more profits back to the producer’s pocketbook.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–With good weather in 2013 crop production could increase, pushing prices down.
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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