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Southern corn rust becoming a problem for Midwest farmers

| July 24, 2017

MISSOURI (DTN) — Hot and dry conditions can sometimes affect farmers livelihood but along with heat comes another problem that has infiltrated itself into corn crops extremely early this year.

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Small family farms dominating U.S. farm count

| July 21, 2017

MISSOURI (USDA) — Small family farms are dominating the U.S. farm count while midsize and large-scale family farms are dominating production.

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NEWSMAKER — Tick diseases in Missouri are higher than normal

| July 21, 2017

MISSOURI — Lyme disease is one of the most prominent diseases you can acquire from ticks however, here in Missouri it’s not as common as some might think.

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Innovative solution proposed to help rural Americans access broadband

| July 19, 2017

On Tuesday, July 12, 2017, Microsoft announced they are considering the use of TV white space to provide broadband access to more than 23 million rural Americans.

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AFBF sending in recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill

| July 19, 2017

MISSOURI — Congressional agricultural committee members are urged to consider recommendations from the American Farm Bureau Federation for the upcoming farm bill.

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Second largest soybean deal between U.S. and China signed Thursday

| July 17, 2017

MISSOURI — 12.53 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans are heading to China.

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Did the EPA drop the ball on biofuels?

| July 12, 2017

The EPA has lowered the mandate for cellulosic biofuel to 238 million gallons and kept the ethanol requirement at 15 billion gallons for 2018.

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Pork imports to China fall below Canada

| July 12, 2017

MISSOURI — The United States is no longer the largest supplier of pork to China.

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NEWSMAKER — Dicamba temporarily ditched across Missouri

| July 11, 2017

KMZU’s Amanda Wagner spoke with Director Chinn about this temporary ban and the role the Missouri Department of Agriculture is playing whilst moving forward.

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