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Tuesday, Sep. 1, 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...
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...
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...
Foliar fungicides for corn
By Wayne Crook/Agronomy Specialist ~ 07/30/15
A lot of producers in the area are either considering spraying their corn with fungicide or have already started. Fungicides can be used to manage foliar diseases of corn and protect yield. With the volatile markets and with yield potential already taking a knock from late planting and excessive moisture, the use of a fungicide to protect every bushel sounds even more appealing...
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."...

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Farm Safety
SEDALIA -- Missouri State Fair attendees can learn how to guard against common dangers on the farm and in the home at the Show-Me Farm Safety booth in the Agriculture Building. The Missouri agriculture and labor departments,...
Contrary to the popular image of fresh air and peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting. Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the...
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...