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  • soypods.jpg USDA reports on status of GE crops

    Genetically engineered (GE) varieties with pest management traits became commercially available for major crops in 1996.
    More than 15 years later, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread and U.S. consumers eat many products derived from GE crops — including corn-meal, oils, and sugars — largely unaware that these products were derived from GE crops.

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • wheat-head.jpg Everest still leads Kan. wheat acres

    For the second year in a row, a variety of wheat developed by Kansas State University, is the leading variety in Kansas.

    February 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • RickReimer.jpg Innovation, exports fuel soybean demand

    Brent Hayek is revved up about potential new uses for soybeans, and he is piling up the miles to share his enthusiasm.

    February 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • red_clover.jpg Seed legumes on snowy fields

    Winter seeding clover over grass pastures works best in February. Frozen fields are ideal and a snow cover makes seeding easier.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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