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Missouri Row Crop Farmer Has 4 Decades of Experience Growing Organic – DTN

Missouri Row Crop Farmer Has 4 Decades of Experience Growing Organic – DTN

👤By Richard Oswald, DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Charlie Johnson, 59, has been an organic grower for four decades, raising certified organic crops on his 2,500-acre farm near Madison in southeastern South Dakota. It’s a lot of work fighting the weeds and doing a lot of cultivating each

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Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer applications. Jeff Littrell, who farms with his son in southeast

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Missouri Soybeans: Non-Bt, High-Oleic Seeds in New Commercial Partnership – DTN

Missouri Soybeans: Non-Bt, High-Oleic Seeds in New Commercial Partnership – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 13, 2017

Leaders of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council capped a long effort to right the ship at the organization on Wednesday with an announcement to form a partnership with an Iowa company to commercialize a non-biotech, high-oleic soybean seed developed through

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Rice Planting Underway Across Southern Belt – Horizon Ag

Rice Planting Underway Across Southern Belt – Horizon Ag

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 13, 2017

South Louisiana and Texas Planting in both Louisiana and Texas is starting to wind down. I would say we are around 85% planted in Louisiana and a little more than that in Texas. Things were going really well until Wednesday,

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Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Apr 10, 2017

The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin production in the next few years. National Pork Producers Council

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2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

👤By Chuck Wilson, USA Rice 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as

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Missouri: Beginning Farmer Workshop Focuses on ABCs of USDA, Hillsboro, April 19-20

Missouri: Beginning Farmer Workshop Focuses on ABCs of USDA, Hillsboro, April 19-20

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Apr 4, 2017

University of Missouri Extension invites beginning farmers and ranchers to attend a free workshop about resources offered by state and federal agencies. “Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA Programs” will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, and 6-9:30 p.m.

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Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 29, 2017

University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops. Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate professor and north-central regional director of extension programs for the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program, was

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Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

👤From University of Missouri-Columbia 🕔Mar 29, 2017

In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from the NSF, Mizzou engineers

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Arkansas: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

Arkansas: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

In response to a request from Clayton Parr, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated nine counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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