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USDA to gauge farmland ownership and far…

12-17-2014 stevefairchild

USDA to gauge farmland ownership and farm economics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will begin surveying farmland owners to measure financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. Landowners will begin receiving forms for the...

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Results from MU taste test help growers …

12-16-2014 Chelsea Robinson

Results from MU taste test help growers pick out crop varieties

It's that time of year again. The time when growers start selecting seeds for next year's planting season. The task of selecting the best crop is getting more challenging due...

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Whither cash rent?

10-28-2014 webadmin

Cash rent is one of those issues that will be front-of-mind for landowners and renters this year. There will be discussions about rates. Apart from anecdotal evidence of land price...

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Check your numbers

10-28-2014 webadmin

Soil test for soybean cyst nematode and plan for next year Soybean cyst nematode is the most damaging pest in soybeans. In the United States SCN causes annual losses of about...

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Coming antibiotic regulations

10-28-2014 webadmin

New FDA regulations will phase out use of growth promotion indications in medically important antibiotics In 2012, the FDA finalized Guidance #209, which requests companies to phase out growth promotion indications...

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2014 Missouri State Fair Reserve Grand C…

09-26-2014 Chelsea Robinson

2014 Missouri State Fair Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens

At the 2014 Missouri State Fair, the Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens was exhibited by Austin Lasher. Lasher's broilers weighed an average of 6.44 pounds and sold for $1,600...

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Who’ll report the rain?

09-03-2014 Chelsea Robinson

Who’ll report the rain?

Volunteer-driven website includes daily precipitation reports; looks for more members Summers in the Midwest are often about the haves and have-nots. Some get the rain, while others watch as clouds roll past dry,...

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Price pressure on land

09-03-2014 Chelsea Robinson

Price pressure on land

Lower grain prices and the specter of rising interest rates Creighton University economist Ernie Goss manages a survey of economic conditions across the Midwest. Among respondents of the survey, falling prices for grain...

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Regulations under review

09-03-2014 Chelsea Robinson

Grain handlers ask EPA to clarify temporary storage rules Temporary grain storage is an important asset for companies like MFA. This year’s harvest will prove it. That’s why your cooperative is watching closely...

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Celebrations at the Missouri State Fair …

07-14-2014 webadmin

Celebrations at the Missouri State Fair on Opening Day

Come celebrate MFA Incorporated’s first 100 years at the 2014 Missouri State Fair on August 7. • Visitors will be able to keep cool on opening day with the commemorative MFA...

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12-11-2014
Spread the word on agriculture
Spread the word on agriculture

U.S. agriculture has a tremendously positive message for consumers At the annual meeting December 2, MFA’s program focused almost exclusively on urging the membership to stand up for agriculture. All of...

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12-11-2014
Leaving a Legacy

Estate planning should begin early In recent years, estate tax rules have changed the way farmers look at succession planning. Higher exemptions of more than $5 million for an individual reduce...

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12-11-2014
2015 Agricultural Outlook
2015 Agricultural Outlook

Are you resilient enough to withstand a downturn? Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., has long hosted one of the nation’s leading agricultural colleges, and Purdue’s Michael Boehlje is a highly...

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12-11-2014
In the Dec 2014/Jan 2015 issue
In the Dec 2014/Jan 2015 issue

Rolling on the RiverMissouri River eases grain transportation crunchby Nancy Jorgenson 2015 agricultural outlookAre you resiliant enough to withstand a downturn?by Nancy Jorgensen Credit Outlook 2015Make smart credit decisions with advice from...

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