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This Years Wheat Crop and Harvest

Wheat Transfer From Combine to Weigh Wagon

Here at, we want the best yield on all crops. Our wheat crop this year showed our hard work. This is a look at some of this years wheat crop and the wheat harvest. Enjoy! Read More »

Ag Way Days at The Farm Research Center

AgWay Day at the Farm Research Center

AgWay Day at The Farm Research Center: “A Taste of Country for the Young, Being in Agriculture is Really Fun!” Agriculture cannot be learned exclusively from a textbook in the classroom. Nor can you find out everything you need to know from a blog or video game (think FarmVille). That’s why education and hands on experience is so fundamental in ... Read More »

USDA Issues Harvest Reports Again

Crop Report

This is the first week since the partial government shutdown that the USDA has issued its regular update on the fall harvest. The report has the corn harvest in Illinois and Missouri at about 10 percentage points behind their five year averages, and Iowa at 15 behind. For Soybeans, Iowa and Missouri are 10 points behind the fiver year average ... Read More »

Crops Exceed Expectations Across Region

Crop Expectations

Harvest is in full swing, and many states in the region are exceeding crop expectations. John Hickman, a St. Joseph area farmer, has been helping on the farm since he was 7 years old. He’s seen the ups and downs, but says this year things are looking good. “These beans in this field are a lot better than they were ... Read More »

USDA Stats: Where Do We Go From Here?

Soybeans Drying

After 16 days quiet, the USDA is back – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of the agency’s reports are, too. National Ag Statistics Service Statistics Division Director Joe Prusacki says information collection for many of the reports was started, but not completed before the government shutdown took effect.  That means that many reports will be pushed back, or ... Read More »

MU Scientist Dr. Andrew Scaboo Works to Achieve Bigger Yielding Soybeans

Dr. Andrew Scaboo Missouri University Soybean Scientist

In a non-descript building in central Missouri, Andrew Scaboo works to turn humble seeds into the next big beans. Glycine max, or soybeans, is Missouri’s most important crop, generating nearly $2 billion in annual revenue. Most of the varieties grown in the northern part of the state (north of I-70) aren’t developed in Missouri. That’s where Scaboo comes in. His ... Read More »

A Look at our Soybean Crop Throughout the Year

HighYield Soybean Plot Ready for Harvest 2

Last week we gave you a look at our corn crop throughout the 2013 season. This week we’re going to let you see how our soybean crop looked throughout the year. Enjoy! Read More »

Missouri Legislators Join House Speaker Tim Jones on Tour

Missouri Legislators Visit

Tim Jones, Missouri Speaker of the House, visits to discuss the importance of agriculture on Missouri’s economy. State Representatives, Donna Pfautsch and Rick Brattin, were on hand to join in on the discussion as Bill Cook and John Ortiz share the impact of agricultural research and agricultural science for growers in today’s economy. “Enabling farmers to increase the size ... Read More »

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones Visits

Missouri Speaker Tim Jones Visits

House Speaker Tim Jones Tours Farms and Agricultural Facilities throughout the state. In an effort to support and promote the state’s top industry, House Speaker Tim Jones has been touring farms and agricultural production facilities over the last few days. He made a stop Wednesday in Garden City where he toured The Farm Research Center and Jones expressed his ... Read More »

Southwest Mo. Field Crop Report

Grasshopper on Soybean

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields in southwest Missouri on Oct. 9 to prepare this week’s field scouting report. This week, Scheidt found grasshoppers and bean leaf beetles feeding on double crop soybeans. “As long as leaves are green and seeds are green, pod feeding insects remain a threat to the ... Read More »