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G1920, Using Agricultural Anhydrous Ammonia Safely
Anhydrous ammonia is one of the most efficient and widely used sources of nitrogen for plant growth. The advantages of ammonia's relatively easy application and ready availability have led to its increased use as a fertilizer on Missouri farms.
related information: Agriculture > Pests and diseases > Pesticide safety

G1969, Safe Storage and Handling of Grain
Storage and handling of large volumes of grain on Missouri farms is common. In 1978, on-farm storage capacity for shelled grain was approximately 309 million bushels. Much of this grain is stored in bins with capacities ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 bushels.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

G1961, Agriculture and the Occupational Safety and Health Act
A farmer who employs one or more persons has the legal responsibility to assure safe and healthful working conditions under the William-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. An amendment to the act also prevents the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from spending any funds to issue or enforce any regulations that apply to any person who farms and employs 10 or fewer employees.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

G856, Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides — Key Features
On Aug. 21, 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final Worker Protection Standard (WPS) governing the protection of employees on farms and in forests, nurseries and greenhouses from occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides. The Standard covers workers in areas treated with pesticides and employees who handle pesticides for use in the production of agricultural plants. The new Standard took effect on Oct. 21, 1992, and is enforceable when a WPS-labeled pesticide is being used.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Laws and policies

G1957, Large Round Bales: Safety
The key to safe and efficient systems for handling large round bales is an operator who knows the hazards involved and who follows safety practices that can prevent accidents. Operators must be constantly alert for situations that may cause injuries to themselves or others. Besides pain and suffering, accidents contribute to higher costs in terms of unnecessary downtime or costly machine repairs. Alertness and safety consciousness can result in more efficient and profitable baling and handling.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

G1503, Operating and Maintaining Grassed Outlet Terrace Systems
Operating terrace systems properly depends on good farming practices and prompt correction of problems Terraces should be inspected one or more times each year. Terrace ridge height and shape should be maintained as built. Occasionally, a modification may be required (for example, if you change basic machinery size from 6-row to 8-row).
related information: Agriculture > Equipment and facilities > Water systems

G6221, Marketing Vegetables in Missouri
Marketing is as important to vegetable growers as a high yield. Producing vegetable crops is often relatively easy, but finding a market or optimal combination of markets can be challenging. Low transportation costs and the ability to produce vine-ripe, fresh vegetables give Missouri vegetable growers a competitive advantage in marketing many types of vegetables. Season-extending technology, such as high tunnels, can expand the growing and marketing windows of many Missouri-grown vegetables. Missouri vegetable growers can grow varieties and types of vegetables that cannot be found on the average supermarket shelf.
related information: Agriculture > Horticulture > Vegetables

G6223, Starting and Operating a Farmers Market: Frequently Asked Questions
Farmers markets are gaining popularity in Missouri and across the nation. In Missouri, 245 farmers markets were in operation in 2014, compared to 131 in 2007. In the United States, the total number of farmers markets increased by 76 percent between 2008 and 2014, with 8,268 being in operation in 2014. 
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Product marketing

G700, Hiring and Managing Farm Labor
Farm labor management involves hiring and keeping quality farm labor. This means farmers must compete with nonfarm employers for skilled workers. This guide provides farm and agribusiness owners with an overview of the following aspects of farm labor management:
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Farm management

G1236, Farming With One Tractor
Your tractor needs are affected by:
related information: Agriculture > Equipment and facilities > Farm equipment