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University to invest $6.5 million in ag research centers

September 3, 2019 - 6:32am
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is investing $6.5 million in its statewide network of agriculture research centers.
Categories: Farm News

5 things to consider before collecting plant tissue samples

September 3, 2019 - 6:15am
Plant tissue sampling has been used for years to help diagnose potential nutrient deficiencies in fields. Variations in nutrient concentrations in plant tissues can be impacted by many factors, some which can be controlled and some cannot.
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Shorter days, falling temps slow grain fill

September 3, 2019 - 5:00am
According to the Aug. 19 NASS report, the 2019 corn crop is about two weeks behind normal in terms of reaching dent stage. What are the implications of this delay in grain filling period and end of season yield?
Categories: Farm News

State laws regulate timely lease terminations

September 2, 2019 - 4:45pm
Written leases are preferred over verbal agreements because they can ensure both parties — renter and landlord — have the same understanding of the terms of the agreement.
Categories: Farm News

Growers see solid cranberry harvest if weather cooperates

September 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — With summer winding down, the cranberry bog harvest can't be far behind.
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Washington set to impose new rules on cattle

September 2, 2019 - 12:11pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.
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Modernizing irrigation systems can involve complications

September 2, 2019 - 9:05am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Though preventing leaky canals from losing water doesn't seem like a particularly controversial idea, irrigators in Central Oregon have found out otherwise.
Categories: Farm News

Crop yields guessing game continues

September 2, 2019 - 5:00am
The big story over the next few weeks will be the guessing game, trying to figure out crop production this fall.
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Farmer fatigue: Some Ohio Valley farmers tire of trade war

September 1, 2019 - 12:18pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tom Folz drives around on a sunny, August afternoon and surveys the thousands of acres of dark green, leafy soybean plants and tall stalks of corn he grows on his sprawling farm in Christian County, Kentucky.
Categories: Farm News

Advocates showcase hemp at farm show as multiuse crop

September 1, 2019 - 8:48am
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The National Hemp Association showcased the versatility of hemp during the recent Farm Progress Show in central Illinois.
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Century-old well survives with good quality

August 31, 2019 - 7:15am
AKIN, Ill. — The water well on the Franklin County farm on which Noel Summers grew up was dug by hand, probably more than a century ago. The water was never tested until this year.
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Wells in flooded areas subject to contamination

August 31, 2019 - 6:15am
Flooding across the Midwest this year presented heightened concerns about water well contamination.
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Strategy shows progress, but more farmer buy-in needed

August 31, 2019 - 6:15am
When J. Gordon Arbuckle arrived at Iowa State in 2007, he learned his new job might put him into the middle of some sensitive subjects.
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Private well provides reliable water source in Osage County

August 30, 2019 - 4:30pm
KOELTZTOWN, Mo. — On a sunny and humid August day in the rolling hills of Osage County, Ken Rademan and his family stay hydrated with water from a private well.
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Rural water associations fill gap in small towns

August 30, 2019 - 11:00am
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Water quality, availability key issues for Missouri farms

August 30, 2019 - 11:00am
For Rachel Hopkins, taking care of the land is one way to carry on her family’s tradition. She is a University of Missouri Extension county engagement specialist based in Washington County, and she is a fourth-generation Crawford County cattle producer.
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