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Corn, bean prices likely to drop

The supply of corn is outracing the demand. University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist David Reinbott told the 2014 Summer AgMarketing Outlook Conference that prices are likely to remain low, with proje [Read More]

Corn crop looking best in years

“I’ve never seen Missouri corn looking this good,” University of Missouri Extension corn specialist Brent Myers said. In their weekly teleconference on Tuesday, July 22, MU Extension agronomy specialists across the st [Read More]

August Field Days focus on switchgrass as bioenergy feedstock

It’s not uncommon for farms to have troublesome areas where corn and soybean yields don’t quite measure up due to various physical features because of their v [Read More]

Dry July could have capped crop yield estimates; be wary of yield formulas, MU agronomist warns

Crop yields are easily overestimated when dry weather hits in July. The kernel count is th [Read More]

Corn earworm appearing in state

Many late-planted and double-crop soybean fields in Missouri are at risk of damage from corn earworm, also known as soybean podworm, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Scout fields now bec [Read More]

Fall armyworms on the march early due to unseasonable rains

By Robert Burns Fall armyworms are more like “summer” armyworms this year due to unseasonable rains, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomolo[Read More]

Farmers turn to crop insurance for risk management

The passage of the 2014 farm bill marked a pivotal moment for risk management in U.S. agriculture. Gone are the days of direct payments and most of the commodity programs for farme[Read More]

Cowboy comedian, Alabama singer headline Annie's Project event

The 10th anniversary of a popular University of Missouri (MU) agriculture business class for women will be celebrated during a two-day conference at Winderm[Read More]

Wheat numbers good in Missouri variety tests

Wheat yields at Missouri tests sites were good, according to the 2014 Missouri wheat variety crop performance report. Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri (MU) Extension specialist, said test[Read More]

Colorado Corn reiterating support of federal food-labeling bill over state ballot measure

With news recently of a mandatory genetically modified organism (GMO)-labeling measure officially maki[Read More]

Ken Root

Ken Root

Still learning at OSU with Alpha Gamma Rho reunion

By Ken Root I attended a college fraternity reunion this past weekend to reacquaint myself with the boys, now retirement age men, from Alpha

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

Farm and rural advocates find new terms of engagement

By Sara Wyant Editor’s note: Agri-Pulse Editorial Coordinator Ann Mueller contributed to this piece. For decades, anyone who wanted to be involved as an advocate

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

Time to revive the Clean Plate Club

By Jennifer M. Latzke “You sit there, young lady, and don’t you move until that plate is clean. You hear me?” Oh, I heard her.

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

Sending calves to grass may be more profitable this year

By Kylene Scott The pastures are finally green and lush after a winter’s worth of snow or spring and summer rains. Grass shortened by

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Could North Americans learn something from Europe?

By Holly Martin For quite some time, European countries have been the clear indicator of the direction of trends in North America. From skinny jeans

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

Rural Mainstreet Index sinks to two-year low

By Larry Dreiling The Rural Mainstreet Index moved to its lowest level in almost two years, according to the August survey of bank CEOs

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Duplicating deliciousness Researchers clone cattle with high quality carcasses

By Jennifer Carrico Duplicating high-quality lean beef may be a faster process, thanks to researchers at West Texas A&M Un

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Purple reign: A splash of lavender in the heartland

By Doug Rich Lavender was not their first choice, but it turned out to be the best choice for Jack and Kathy Wilson. They

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

'Sailing away' with the food facts

By Trent Loos You may find this hard to believe, but I am not really a rock concert kind of guy. With that said,

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Water helping crops, the fight against ALS

By Jerry Nine (Aug. 27)—To the west of Woodward, about 50 miles, we were very fortunate to get that much needed rain, which grew

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