Farm Talk


  • MU-palmer-pigweed.jpg Palmer pigweed No. 1 ‘bad weed’ in Missouri

    There's a new No. 1 bad weed to watch in Missouri, says Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed specialist.

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tim_Reinbott.jpg Cover crops boost yields in MU research

    Cover crops can pack a powerful punch — improving soil health, water infiltration and potentially boosting yields, according to Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research Center.

    January 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • USDA lowers ‘13 corn crop

    USDA unexpectedly lowered its 2013 corn crop estimate by 64 million bushels in its latest report.
    The agency’s soybean production estimate for 2013 was raised slightly.

    January 14, 2014

  • Monsanto profits climb on biotech soybeans

    WASHINGTON (AP) —Monsanto reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings on higher sales of the company's insect-repelling and herbicide-resistant soybean seeds in Latin America.

    January 14, 2014

  • Mo. Soybean Assn. leadership shakeup ousts exec. director

    Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two longtime leaders of the Missouri Soybean Association are out of their jobs as part of an organizational shakeup following an audit of how the prominent agricultural group managed millions of dollars of merchandising fees paid by farmers.
    Board members of the soybean organization declined to release the audit and, in interviews with The Associated Press, provided no specific reason for the staffing changes.

    January 7, 2014

  • Sides weighing in on 2,4-D tolerant seeds

    Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE (AP) —The U.S. government has proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist 2,4-D, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by environmentalists who worry it could invite growers to use more chemicals.

    January 7, 2014

  • Area growers hit high yields in Nat’l Corn Contest

    Area farmers took state titles in the National Corn Growers Association 2013 National Corn Yield Contest.
    William Cadle of Independence topped the Kansas Non-Irrigated division with a yield of 222.7877 bushels per acre. Cadle’s winning yield was with Pioneer 33R93.

    December 31, 2013

  • U.S. soybean exports to China soar

    U.S soybean exports to China are taking off for the 2013-2014 market year.  As of December 10, China had purchased 26 million metric tons of U.S. soy, primarily for use in China’s growing edible oil and feed market.

    December 24, 2013

  • Keeping nitrates on the field

    Keeping nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields, to support optimum crop growth, and out of streams and rivers is no simple formula. It’s complex.

    December 10, 2013

  • Cleaning, maintenance extends machinery life

    Farm machinery care, such as proper cleaning, maintenance and storage not only increases equipment reliability and performance, it can also improve resale value.

    December 10, 2013

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