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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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  • Monday, March 31, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon advises pork producers to take extra precautions with feed and delivery trucks to prevent the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).
  • Monday, March 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pork producers need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with their veterinarian before porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) strikes, says University of Missouri Extension swine specialist Tim Safranski.
  • 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, March 10, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spring weigh-ins for 4-H pig projects are being waived throughout much of Missouri to slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).
  • 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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