Tuesday, July 7, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) costs the swine industry hundreds of million dollars each year. But groups in several states are working to control and eradicate the disease.
Thursday, July 2, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – The first Farm to School Mid-Missouri Road Trip, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 31, will help food service directors, chefs and others learn how to meet the growing demand for healthy food.
Monday, June 29, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Three dairy farmers will join the speakers at the Breimyer Seminar, July 13 at the University of Missouri.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Efforts to stop the drop in dairy cow numbers will be the topic at a Breimyer Seminar, July 13, at the University of Missouri.
Monday, June 1, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Canada and Mexico will be able to impose tariffs on American products if the U.S. doesn’t change its rules on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soybean farmers statewide are waiting on the weather.
Thursday, April 30, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.—Missouri, with a rich heritage in milk production, is primed for dairy revitalization, says a University of Missouri Extension economist.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– A lot of farmers may be switching to soybeans because of the high cost of growing corn. USDA’s first estimate for corn acreage in 2015 came in at 89.2 million acres, down about 1.5 million from last year.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Dairy producers saw record profits last year, but prices are down this year.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Cattle prices remain high, though they are down from the record set last October. Beef prices, however, are still breaking records at the grocery store, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain told the 2015 MU Spring Ag Marketing Outlook Conference on April 22.
Monday, March 2, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Selling timber can be very profitable. While it depends on the quality of the timber, prices are higher than they’ve ever been.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.
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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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Tuesday, October 14, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Commodity prices both in the U.S. and worldwide are under pressure and likely to remain so for quite a while.
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.