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High: 67°F ~ Low: 43°F
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015
Ag News for Mid Missouri
Arlene Gieselman
The flavor and texture of a black walnut makes it one of the most popular nuts used by cooks throughout the country....
Since when is feeding the world a 'useless' career?
Recently, a Yahoo blogger wrote a list of the five "most useless" college degrees in America. His top five were...
FSA HEADLINES
Missouri ag students receive new curriculum
JEFFERSON CITY -- Agriculture students in Missouri high schools and junior colleges are learning from a new curriculum this school year. Funded by FCS Financial through a grant to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Ag Management, Economics & Sales curriculum is the first curriculum developed as a partnership between the public and private sectors...
Safety-net decisions due by end of March (02/27/15)
Farmers throughout the country are coming to the end of a nearly yearlong process to elect which federal safety-net...
Farm Bureau testifies for Agriculture Omnibus Bill (01/28/15)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst testified before the State Senate Agriculture Committee...
Protecting grain at the elevator (01/02/15)
Earlier in 2014, a grain elevator in Pierce, Neb., had a dramatic financial failure. According to reporting from...
John Pat and Justin Samson (Marshall) (09/24/14)
John Pat Samson has been farming in the Saline County area all his life as he took over for his father. He hasn't had...
MU EXTENSION CORNER
Sugarcane aphids may be problem for sorghum growers in 2015
By Linda Geist/MU Extension ~ 02/27/15
COLUMBIA -- Missouri sorghum growers may find white sugarcane aphids gumming up harvest equipment and reducing yields this fall, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. The bugs are moving northward from southern states. They were found in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Arkansas last year...
Cattle continue to trend higher; hog markets 'yo-yo'
By Jason Vance/MU Extension ~ 01/28/15
COLUMBIA -- The song remains the same for the cattle market: tight supplies and high prices. "Supplies are going to remain tight for some time, and domestic and export demand for beef looks good," says Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist. "So we expect 2015 cattle prices to average higher than what we saw last year."...
Increased dairy supply, steady demand lead to drop in prices
By Jason Vance/MU Extension ~ 01/28/15
COLUMBIA -- Milk prices at the farm level are expected to be about $6 a hundredweight lower than the record prices in 2014. "That is not going to be fun for producers," says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist. "But it is not as bad as it has been some years in the past."...

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Farm Safety
You can start by increasing your awareness of farming hazards and making a conscious effort to prepare for emergency situations including fires, vehicle accidents, electrical shocks from equipment and wires, and chemical...
A lightning protection system consists of the following five parts: air terminals (lightning rods), conductors, ground connections (electrodes), bonding and lightning arrestors. Air terminals, or lightning rods, are metal...
Never use frayed power cords Power cords are used extensively on farms. From powering tools to powering machinery, extension cords see a lot of wear and tear. Check your power cords constantly for frays and exposed wiring....