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Price and the value of agricultural exports
Exports are a big deal for agriculture, always have been and always will be. Of course, the mix of agricultural exports has changed over time.
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Farm bill plows under direct payments
Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.
MU meats judging team has top 10 finish in Denver
The University of Missouri meat judging team placed seventh in the National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest at the 2014 National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Selecting lighting for farm facilities
Indoor lighting for farm facilities is critical to safe and efficient production. Lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in the most energy efficient and economical manner.
Farmers have numerous choices regarding types of lighting for facilities.
China rejects 545K tons of U.S. corn
BEIJING (AP) — China has rejected 545,000 tons of imported U.S. corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain, the country's product safety agency announced.
Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws
The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
Renewable fuel standard change would hurt farmers, group says
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumetric requirements.
USDA issues CRP, Direct and ACRE payments
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country.
USDA site is back, but reports may be delayed
With the federal budget impasse ended, USDA is back to work but it may take some time for regularly scheduled agriculture commodity reports to be issued, the agency said Thursday.
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