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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Agriculture-related incidents injure 33 children every day, and every three days a child dies from one, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Without protective gear, working around grain dust can cause severe respiratory problems, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Fall harvest and texting do not mix, says University of Missouri Extension safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. Turn your cellphone to TTYL (talk to you later).
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  • Friday, July 22, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Current high heat puts the public at risk.
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  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Off-target herbicides may be invisible, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Only 43 percent of Missouri pesticide applicators read the label each time they mix and spray.
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Maintaining farm roads and driveways saves you time and money, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bob Schultheis.
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important.
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016
    NAPOLEON, Mo. – Farmers like 93-year-old Harry Keutzer don’t quit just because their body parts slow down.
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  • Friday, September 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The difference between a grain bin rescue and a recovery is seconds. Increased public awareness and new tools help save lives, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
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