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Soybean Test Yields Strong

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University of Missouri 2014 Variety Testing Program soybean yields topped state and national averages. MU Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold said MU test sites topped statewide averages of 50-plus bushels and national averages of 44 bushels per acre. Missouri’s five-year state average is 37.8 bushels per acre. Sudden death syndrome (SDS), a fungal disease, hit two test locations this year. ... Read More »

The Push for a More Efficient Rural America

More Efficient Rural America

Addressing the need to improve resource management on the farm and across rural America, USDA has launched a loan program designed to encourage rural electric cooperatives to help consumers reduce energy bills through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA has funded the first two loans under the new Energy Efficiency and ... Read More »

AgWay Days Awards Ceremony

AgWay Days Awards Ceremony

Dale Ludwig and Leon Busdieker talk to local FFA chapters at the AgWay Days Awards Ceremony. Read More »

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture Promo

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture Promo

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2014 Crop Management Conference Adds ‘Big Data’

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The Crop Management Conference in Columbia, Mo., Dec. 17-18, starts the University of Missouri winter meetings. Farmers and their crop advisers will find 33 sessions on research and practical advice. Topics include cover crops, nutrients, pests, and soil and water. The crops include grain, oilseed and forages. The latest Extension and research are included from the MU College of Agriculture, ... Read More »