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07-24-2015 TFadmin

Website has info for farmers affected by wet weather in 2015

Too much rain this spring and summer has given Missouri farmers unprecedented challenges, say University of Missouri Extension agriculture specialists. In many parts of the state, wet fields have delayed or...

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Strategies for late-planted soybeans

06-17-2015 stevefairchild

Strategies for late-planted soybeans

The soggy reality for half the soybean acres in Today's Farmer country is that the seed is still in the bag. In its June 15 report, the USDA National Agricultural...

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Trends for the U.S. beef industry

06-12-2015 TFadmin

Trends for the U.S. beef industry

Like all of agriculture, the beef industry has been changing since it began, but the past 25 years might represent the most significant and dramatic change in its history. From pharmaceuticals, to genetics and nutrition, the...

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DFA urges activist groups to report abus…

06-11-2015 TFadmin

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced today the completion of a third-party audit of one of its member farms, Cactus-Acre Holsteins. This announcement comes two days after the Cooperative proactively...

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Heat hurts wheat

06-10-2015 TFadmin

A team of researchers recently released a study that measures the effects of warmer weather on wheat yields. The results might change wheat breeding. Agricultural economist Andrew Barkley, who has studied wheat for nearly 30...

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Milk is moving back

06-10-2015 TFadmin

Milk is moving back

Over the past few decades traditional milk-production regions in the northeastern states and in the Midwest have lost herd numbers to large dairy farms located closer to major population centers. A number of factors fueled the...

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Celebrate a historic partnership

06-10-2015 TFadmin

Celebrate a historic partnership

Call it a team effort. That’s how MFA Incorporated, MFA Oil and the MFA Foundation refer to the newly established MFA Professorship in Agribusiness at the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture,...

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Corn ads won't be in the DC metro this s…

06-10-2015 stevefairchild

Agricultural promotion got a taste of The New Reality recently. What had become a traditional Washington DC Metro ad campaign is no more. In years past, the summertime campaign featured...

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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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06-15-2015
In the Summer 2015 Issue

FeaturesPut it all togetherMFA PowerCalf is an inclusive beef improvement planby Steve Fairchild Cashing in on healthy calvesWhole-herd management for profitabilityby Austin Black Managing Runoff on the farmby Nancy Jorgensen DNA technology can...

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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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