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Missouri State’s Beef Now Sold at Specialty Meat Store

Missouri State University’s agriculture program has moved toward its goal of bringing MSU beef to local dinner plates.

08/05/2013

Farmer Mike Campbell shows some corn ears as small as a cigar from drought

Supporters, Opponents Gear Up For Another Farm Bill Fight

The stakes will again be high when the House considers a $500 billion farm bill this month. House members rejected a farm bill June 20 amid divisions over food subsidies and food stamps.

07/02/2013

Photo: Getty/Tim Boyle

Rain Keeps Mo. Farmers Out of Fields

The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says there were 1.4 days suitable for fieldwork, though farmers in the northern and central parts of the state had less than half a day.

06/04/2013

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The Local Food Myth: Why Locavores May Be Getting It Wrong

Hitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.

02/20/2013

Farming Corn, Getty Images, photo by Bruce Leighty

Monsanto Suit To Be Heard By Supreme Court Today

Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he used in a conference call with reporters.

02/19/2013

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University of Missouri Extension Offers Farm Classes For Women

The courses are part of Annie’s Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states.

01/15/2013

ethanol

Drought Forces Debate on Ethanol

Some have suggested that ethanol production be temporarily halted to ensure enough feed for livestock.

08/17/2012

corn

Big Corn & Soybean Report Due Friday

USDA reports soybeans have a pretty good chance this year — if it ever rains.

08/07/2012

CANADIAN, TX - Cattle rest at a watering hole in a pasture July 28, 2011 near Canadian, Texas. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water, in much of the state, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nitrate-Laden Plants Pose Threat to Cattle

Ag officials warn cattle grazing on some drought-stressed plants are at risk of falling ill or even dying.

07/13/2012

Photo: Getty/Willard Clay

Illinois Farmers Past The Point of No Return

Central Illinois crop insurance agent Rustin Godfrey says he’s been on the phone almost constantly with clients.

07/12/2012

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