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First day for Missouri dove-hunting quickly approaching

| July 26, 2016

The first day for Missouri dove season is September 1st.

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Bayer, Monsanto, still far apart on merger agreement

| July 26, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto appear no closer to an agreement than two months ago when the first offer by Bayer went public, according to a new analysis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Ag lenders helping producers restructure debt during challenging prices

| July 26, 2016

A new poll of senior leaders from Midwest Farm Credit lenders by AgriBank shows commodity prices are the greatest challenge facing farm operators.

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Ag economist projects 15 billion bushel corn crop

| July 26, 2016

The corn crop in the Midwest looks good and that may very well mean some really low prices for farmers.

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NFU conducts farm bill survey with next farm bill on the horizon

| July 25, 2016

The Agricultural Act of 2014 – more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill – is important legislation that reaches beyond the farm gate to authorize services and programs that create jobs, strengthen conservation efforts, fund innovative research, and provide a dependable safety net for producers.

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Don’t wait: Be ready for new antibiotic rules

| July 25, 2016

New antibiotic rules will take effect in the U.S. at the beginning of 2017. This includes the Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics. Pork Checkoff director of producer and public health, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, is advising pork producers to be prepared.

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Purdue University discovers process increasing milk’s shelf life

| July 25, 2016

A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world by several weeks, according to a Purdue University study.

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Southern corn rust working farther north

| July 22, 2016

As the name implies, southern corn rust is primarily found in the southern corn growing areas of the U.S. However, it’s been pushing those boundaries farther north in recent years, and it’s moving quicker than ever this year.

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Many consumers are unfamiliar with ethanol

| July 22, 2016

A recent Reuters poll seems to show that Americans largely don’t know or care what’s going in their tank.

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