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Agriculture
Lady Landowner program teaches women about farming

More women, like Cindy Whitlock, are landowners. Women outlive their partners 87 percent of the time and many want to keep the land to pass on to the next generation. Watch the video. Read more

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Read more

The sky's the limit for UAVs in agriculture

The next generation of farmhands might be able to leap over barbed-wire fences and towering cornstalks in a single bound. Read more

Land prices peaking; cattle still on the rise

Farmland prices depend on interest rates and returns that can be generated by that land. Interest rates are steady but returns per acre have declined as crop prices have dropped. Read more

Free online tool helps growers with nitrogen application decisions

The tool combines historical weather data and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of post-planting nitrogen application. Read more

Pasture-based dairies provide management and lifestyle choices

Since switching to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, dairy farmer Charles Fletcher has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music. Watch the video. Read more

Lower feed costs, less production lead to record livestock prices

Feeder cattle prices are setting records. With high prices at slaughter and corn dropping more than $2 per bushel, feeder cattle are more valuable. Read more

Despite lower crop prices, survey shows land prices up in 2014

Results of the 2014 MU Extension annual land value survey of lenders, appraisers and brokers showed an increase for cropland values by 4.6 percent, nearly double predicted last year. Read more

Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry. Read more

Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm

In the time it takes a person with average reaction time to hit the off button, a 540 rpm PTO can wrap the operator around the shaft. Read more

How much rent should I get for my farm?

University of Missouri Extension's upcoming Farm Lease Program helps landowners and renters make decisions about renting farm ground. Read more

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