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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Good News for Agriculture

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Good News for Agriculture

Hoping to avoid the growing unpopularity of government shutdowns, many House Republicans rushed to the middle of the aisle this week to compromise with their Democrat counterparts to help push through a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will fund the operation of the federal government through September, 2014. Following in their footsteps, in a late Thursday session, the U.S. ... Read More »

A Look at Some of Our Facilities

Corn Dryer and Grain Storage

Here is a look at a few of our facilities here at The Farm Research Center. Enjoy! Read More »

Right Seeding Rate can Boost Yield

Right Seeding Rate can Boost Yield

When it comes to corn seeding rates, sometimes less is more. Planting more seeds per acre in an effort to maximize yields won’t always maximize your return on investment, says Brent Myers, University of Missouri Extension corn specialist. The drought of 2012 and 2013’s roller-coaster weather showed that planting date, precipitation, growing degree days and other factors influence the relationship ... Read More »

Another Look at the 2013 Soybean Crop

Soybean Pods 1

Here is another look at our soybean crop from the past year. Enjoy! Read More »

Missouri Corn and Soybean Production up in 2013

Missouri Corn and Soybean Production up in 2013

 Missouri farmers appear to have grown more corn and soybeans last year than in 2012. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Missouri farmers produced an estimated 435 million bushels of corn last year, up 76 percent from 2012. Soybean production rose 25 percent to an estimated 197 million bushels. The amount of Missouri farmland devoted to corn was ... Read More »

Different Research Set-ups

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Here at The Farm Research Center we have several different ways that we do our experiments. We wanted to make this photo gallery to show you how we set a few of these up. Enjoy! Read More »

Final Look at 2013 Harvest Pictures

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2013 was a good year for us. We got a lot of good data and some very high yields. Here is the final look at the 2013 Harvest Pictures. Enjoy! Read More »

Show Me the Performance Tests

Show Me the Performance Tests

The Missouri Crop Performance corn and soybean tests are available at your local Extension office for free. The highest yielding corn hybrid at the testing site of Craig yielded 224 bushels per acre and at Hundley Whaley, 125 bushels. The range in corn yields at Craig ranged from 224 to a low of 156. At Hundley-Whaley, the range of corn ... Read More »

Soybean Yields Good Despite Weather Challenges

Soybean Yields Good Despite Weather Challenges

Soybean yields for 2013 were good, a testimony to the resilience of the state’s top row crop. Heavy precipitation and isolated flooding in spring delayed planting. Then the spigot dried up during crucial growth periods. “Soybean are tough,” said University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “That’s why soybean is the No. 1 crop in the state.” The Division ... Read More »