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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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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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Top Stories

03-31-2015
Work the plan
Work the plan

MFA serves farmers and ranchers through a system designed for success It is my honor and privilege to serve as MFA’s new president and chief executive officer. I come from a small dairy farm...

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03-31-2015
New technology brings promise and challenges
New technology brings promise and challenges

Dicamba- and 2,4-D-resistant crops are here.  I wouldn’t be considered a weed scientist if I didn’t write about weed control in at least one of my springtime columns. The past few months were exciting for...

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03-31-2015
Grace under pressure: The unswerving leadership of Bill Streeter
Grace under pressure: The unswerving leadership of Bill Streeter

Bill Streeter knew what needed to be done. But he wanted to talk about those ideas with a trusted source. In December 2008, shortly after the corporate board of directors at...

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03-30-2015
In This April Issue
In This April Issue

Bill Streeter RetiresHis unswerving leadership leaves behind a blueprint for successBy Chuck Lay Don’t let your herd’s health fly awayUse more than one approach for fly controlby Dr. Jim White New...

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