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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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MFA Western Saddle Awarded to Allixandre…

03-17-2015 stevefairchild

MFA Western Saddle Awarded to Allixandrea Johnson of Callaway County

Allixandrea Johnson from Callaway County has been awarded the 2014 MFA Western Saddle. Allixandrea is a member of the Hardin Hustlers 4-H Club. She has served as secretary and treasurer...

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Celebrate soil

03-10-2015 stevefairchild

The best time to buy land is when it's for sale. That's an old saying in farm communities. It's reflective of the once-in-a-generation turnover for farmland in any particular farming...

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Rivalry with a cause

03-05-2015 TFadmin

Rivalry with a cause

Missouri takes bragging rights at Western Farm Show Border Battle Food Drive.  It’s a fun sight to see all the blue and gold jackets at the Western Farm Show in Kansas...

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MU Field Day Focuses on Enhancing Habita…

03-03-2015 TFadmin

Bobwhite Quail, known for their whistle-like bob-bob-white song, are a critical indicator of the health of a habitat. Their numbers are declining in the Midwest. A project at the University...

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In the pipeline for Monsanto: Research p…

03-02-2015 TFadmin

In the pipeline for Monsanto: Research platforms for agronomic gain

In a recent public statement, Monsanto announced the strategic focus it has for agronomic products in the coming years. “Farmers around the world will be responsible for providing a balanced plate for more than...

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Falling oil prices ripple through econom…

03-02-2015 TFadmin

More affordable fuel makes more affordable food.  The world economy is a supply chain driven by fuel. Cheaper energy means falling prices for non-related commodities in the food supply chain as input costs...

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USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Dead…

02-27-2015 TFadmin

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk...

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USDA Announces Deregulation of Non-Brown…

02-13-2015 Chelsea Robinson

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced its decision to deregulate Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny apples, the first two nonbrowning apple varieties.   APHIS found...

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Community Improvement Grants Available t…

02-11-2015 Chelsea Robinson

Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit...

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Top Stories

03-02-2015
Built to serve you: MFA is constructed for generations of farmers and ranchers

MFA has achieved great success over the past score of years. It is poised for even greater success. The company has a solid financial foundation, an excellent employee workforce, a customer/member base that is second to...

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03-02-2015
Still up in the air

UAV rules for agriculture continue to evolve.  As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to review rules for unmanned aerial vehicles, anything outside of recreational use is carefully scrutinized. The future holds promise for many agriculture...

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03-02-2015
What we learned from Training Camp and MFA replicated plots
What we learned from Training Camp and MFA replicated plots

In the 2014 growing season, more than 700 MFA employees, ag industry personnel and growers toured MFA’s Training Camp test plot. We had two events, MFA’s Third Annual Training Camp...

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03-02-2015
Changing the conversation

Chinn agvocates via social media Chris Chinn is on a campaign to inform consumers about today’s family farm. She’s among an increasing cadre of producers, sometimes called agvocates, who use social...

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03-02-2015
March 2015 Today's Farmer

Here are the March 2015 Today's Farmer magazine article links. Changing the conversation (cover story)Agvocating via social mediaby Nancy Jorgenson Country CornerOil gets the commodity bluesBy Steve Fairchild, editorUpfrontFalling oil prices ripple...

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