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Planting corn in wet soil can damage root systems
Missouri corn growers chomping at the bit to plant should practice patience to prevent harm to their plants’ root systems. University of Missouri Extension cereal crops specialist Brent Myers and CAFNR agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold advise growers not to plant too soon when soils begin to dry. Planting and other traffic will compact wet soil. [...]
MU ag economist: Expect volatility going into 2013
What will 2013 hold for the farm community? It’s anybody’s guess until Congress passes a farm bill, said a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
Missouri farmland costs at record high
A University of Missouri survey of farmland values in July 2012 shows record-high values for cropland, pasture, timberland and recreational ground in Missouri.
Number of wineries triple in Missouri since 2003
The number of wineries in the United States has quadrupled in the past 10 years and tripled in Missouri, according to research by Fabio Chaddad, assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri. Chaddad will present research from the first year of a four-year multistate research project for the U.S. Department of Agriculture [...]
Efficiency in hog production can offset higher feed costs
With record prices for corn and soybean meal, many hog producers are looking at alternative feed sources. Improving the efficiency of current feeds is where producers should look to cut costs.