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New York Times claims GM crops offer no benefit

| November 1, 2016

A study by the New York Times claims genetically modified crops offer no significant yield benefit and lead to increased herbicide use.

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Enrollment open for 2017 farm safety net programs

| November 1, 2016

Farmers can now enroll in farm bill safety net programs for 2017. The enrollment period started today and will continue until next August.

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Farm lending declined in third quarter 2016

| October 31, 2016

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank says farm lending at commercial banks fell in the third quarter of 2016 but remained elevated as lenders continued to assess the downturn in the U.S. agricultural economy.

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Ag tech investments reach record despite sluggish ag economy

| October 27, 2016

Investments in agricultural technology reached a record $25 billion globally last year, despite a softer global agriculture economy.

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Missouri State Statistician Bob Garino talks about important surveys out for farmers

| October 27, 2016

The National Agricultural Statistics Service encourages all crop farmers to fill out the recently sent out Agricultural Resources Management Study (ARMS), and the County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS).

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American Royal announces move to Kansas from Missouri

| October 26, 2016

The American Royal will jump the state line to Kansas after more than a century in the historic stockyards district of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

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Federal court to decide fate of R-CALF suit against Beef Checkoff

| October 25, 2016

A federal court today will consider a lawsuit against the Beef Checkoff. Food Safety News reports anything from a dismissal to a temporary restraining order for the plaintiffs could occur.

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Rural Mainstreet Index reaches lowest level since recession

| October 25, 2016

The October Rural Mainstreet Index by Creighton University fell to its lowest level since April of 2009.

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University of Missouri Extension holds Beef Producers Seminar

| October 25, 2016

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a Beef Producers Seminar on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the UPI sale facility in Maryville.

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