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Missouri is a focus of Monsanto grants t…

05-04-2015 TFadmin

Missouri is a focus of Monsanto grants to help protect and improve monarch butterfly habitats

Recognizing the importance of monarch butterflies to agriculture and biodiversity, Monsanto Company recently committed $4 million in grants to support experts and organizations working to reverse the dwindling population of...

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Economists release Missouri dairy revita…

05-04-2015 stevefairchild

Economists release Missouri dairy revitalization study

Missouri, with a rich heritage in milk production, is primed for dairy revitalization, says a University of Missouri Extension economist. “Missouri has an advantage for milk production and an abundance of...

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Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen educate co…

04-29-2015 Chelsea Robinson

Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen educate consumers about agriculture

The 6th Annual Meet Your Meat hosted by the Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen took place today on the University of Missouri campus. Their goal was to inform those outside the agriculture...

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K-State predicts UAVs may revolutionize …

04-24-2015 TFadmin

Gary Pierzynski, head of agronomy at K-State, says UAVs may be “revolutionary” for agriculture.“ In the future, I predict nearly all crop scouting will involve the use of drones,” he said. As Pierzynski pointed out,...

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Time is running out to comment on lean r…

04-23-2015 TFadmin

Time is running out to comment on lean red meat language in federal guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the basis of federal nutrition policy, are updated every five years. This year the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee included new language that leaves red meat out of...

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The strong history of advocating for agr…

04-23-2015 TFadmin

Missouri Farm Bureau is 100 One hundred years ago, the first meeting of the Missouri Association of Farm Bureau Counties formed the first state Farm Bureau in the United States, but counties had already...

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NRCS tool to evaluate cover crops

04-23-2015 TFadmin

NRCS tool to evaluate cover crops

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has developed a digital tool to help growers evaluate the benefits of cover crops and estimate the cost of production. The Cover Crop Economic Decision Support Tool is a spreadsheet...

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Member grain sales eligible for tax dedu…

03-31-2015 TFadmin

MFA to provide domestic production tax benefit to members in 2015. For the second year in a row, MFA will allocate a significant income tax deduction to our cooperative members for use on their...

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Plants know what is biting

03-30-2015 TFadmin

Plants know what is biting

Plants have different genetic responses for particular insect damage.  You can clearly see insect damage when pests have been gnawing on your crops. What you can’t fully see, however, is how the plant...

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97 Percent of All U.S. Farms are Family-…

03-18-2015 TFadmin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry. The latest data come from the Census of Agriculture...

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04-29-2015
In the May 2015 Issue
In the May 2015 Issue

Heads upRules advance toward on-farm UAV useby Nancy Jorgensen The challenge with data is using itMFA’s Nutritrack.ag helps manage multiple sources of precision informationby Thad Becker  16 strategies for farming through thinner...

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04-24-2015
Fiber is critical to horse nutrition
Fiber is critical to horse nutrition

Grazing is a full-time job for horses. Given their preference, they would graze for 12 hours or more every day. Horses’ broad, flat teeth and sideways chewing motions make short work of the tough, stemmy...

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04-24-2015
Tiling isn’t just for waterways and slopes
Tiling isn’t just for waterways and slopes

We’ve seen tremendous variation in weather over the past several growing seasons. First, there was a 100-year level drought. A couple years later we experienced a growing season that most...

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04-23-2015
16 strategies for farming through thinner margins
16 strategies for farming through thinner margins

Remember when the good times rolled? The times, they are a’changing. Commodity prices have dropped, and crop farmers are looking at reduced profits for 2015. Even livestock growers can expect sale...

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