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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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Watch for burcucumber and toothed spurge…

02-04-2015 TFadmin

Farmers should be on the lookout for two emerging weed pests in 2015. Burcucumber could reduce soybean yield as much as 48 percent, said University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley at...

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Deadline nears for yield data on ARC and…

02-04-2015 TFadmin

Deadline nears for yield data on ARC and PLC

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds landowners and farmers that deadlines to update risk protection programs are at the end of this month. The Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss...

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NEW GRAIN STORAGE AT MARSHALL, MO.

02-04-2015 TFadmin

NEW GRAIN STORAGE AT MARSHALL, MO.

Not quite in time for the 2014 bin buster, but a sure asset for the future, Central Missouri AGRIService LLC recently began work on a new grain handling facility in Marshall, Mo. The...

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Safe food is affordable food

02-04-2015 TFadmin

Safe food is affordable food

Pesticide controls are doing their job.  Pesticide residues detected on a variety of recently sampled food products were below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency and do not pose a safety concern,...

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Agriculture Retailers Association honors…

02-03-2015 TFadmin

Agriculture Retailers Association honors “Rising Star” Kevin Daniel of MFA

Almost 800 retailers and representatives of the agriculture industry gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana this past December for a conference about the hot topics in Agriculture today.  The Agriculture Retailers Association...

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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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