Soybean test yields strong

Some 86 bushel per acre yields reported. Demand remains strong for soybean, which brought $10 per bushel in November, up from $9.49 in October. 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

Burcucumber, an agronomic pest on the increase

Currently, burcucumber can be found from the east coast to as far as west as Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas, and is becoming an increasing problem in agronomic crops. Read more

Corn storage challenges farmers this year

Farmers might be storing this year's bumper corn crop in unconventional ways while they wait for prices to rise. 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

Bumper crop exceeds storage

Extension offers farmers help and options to store and dry 2014's bumper corn crop. Read more

Storage problems likely with bumper corn crop

Farmers should look for storage options for 2014's bumper harvest. 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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