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Demand is still key
Cattle and beef markets are still struggling to get on the same page. Fed cattle markets are groping for a summer bottom amidst seasonally large slaughter and beef production.
Beware of early soybean diseases
This is another interesting year for soybean production and early season soybean diseases in Missouri. According to the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service as of June 23, 2013, “soybeans were 84 percent planted which is 24 days behind last year but the same as normal.
Forage quality increases dairy production
Increasing animal health and milk production — both relate to forage quality, Tony Rickard MU Extension dairy specialist said during University of Missouri’s first Southwest Dairy Field Day.
Timed AI and baleage evaluated at Dairy Field Day
Extension agents and area dairymen recently gathered at the Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon, Missouri, for the University of Missouri’s first Dairy Field Day.
The renaissance cowboy
Along the bumpy, red brick street of downtown Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, sits Jim Bell & Son Western Wear. While big, glass windows, filled with the latest western trends, beckon passing patrons, the real charm sits in the heart of the store.
Mushrush joins Farm Talk
Farm Talk recently hired Laura Mushrush of Strong City, Kansas, as Associate Editor.
Mushrush, a 2013 graduate from Kansas State University, received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism and minor in animal sciences and industry.
2013 4-State Dairy Days set for June 21-23
The 24th Annual 4-State Invitational Dairy Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-23 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Shedding a light on mental health awareness month
Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, while that may not be a shocking statistic, the jaw-dropper is that the danger prevails from the mental aspect of farming, not the physical.
Armyworm sightings in southwest Mo.
Armyworms, which can strip pastures and hayfields bare as they march across the landscape, have shown up in Missouri, warns a University of Missouri entomologist.
2013 Four State Farm Show to offer new hours
It’s time to mark your calendar for the 2013 Four State Farm Show. This year’s show will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 on the same 300-acre farm just south of Pittsburg, Kansas.
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