New labels illuminate light bulb choices

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Marsha Alexander, 816-482-5850

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – All light bulbs are not created equal, but with a little understanding homeowners can choose the right ones to improve the...

Below normal temperatures for November and arctic air for December

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Debbie Johnson
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9183
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Pat Guinan, 573-882-5908

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri got a chilly December gift from Canada after a November that continued a below-normal trend for 2013.

“It went along with the trend we’ve seen this...

MU researchers shed light on how plants fight infection

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Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Walter Gassmann, 573-884-7703

COLUMBIA, Mo.– When allergy season comes, plants don’t sneeze and their eyes don’t water, but their immune systems can similarly...

Hearing loss a silent concern in agriculture

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: David E. Baker, 573-882-6385

COLUMBIA, Mo.– Protecting their hearing might be the farthest thing from the minds of most farmers as they drive tractors, operate chainsaws or check...

Program helps existing and budding farmers grow and diversify

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Shelley Bush Rowe, 636-456-3444

JONESBURG, Mo. – Justin Knoll strolled underneath the sunscreen netting that sheltered the potted flowers, grasses and other plants that are...

Judge uses good eye and keen nose to sniff out Missouri’s...

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Robert E. Thomas
Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-882-2480
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Andrew D. Clarke, 573-882-2610

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andrew Clarke has a good eye, and nose, for the perfect cured country ham.

At state and county fairs, the University of Missouri meat...

Beginning farmer workshops introduce many to basics of farming

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Kent Faddis
Producer
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-882-5361
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Mary Hendrickson, 573-882-7463

More and more urbanites are getting interested in the Earth.

Now a University of Missouri program is helping to give budding farmers the resources they need to transition into a...

Graves-Chapple Field Day to highlight farming topics Aug. 24

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Jim Crawford, 660-744-6231

Rock Port, Mo. – As its field day approaches, researchers and specialists at the Graves-Chapple Farm are excited to address some of the most pressing ag...

Distillers byproduct grain boosts bad-hay nutrients

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Duane Dailey
Senior Writer
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-882-9181
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Chris Zumbrunnen, 660-265-4541

LINNEUS & NOVELTY, Mo. – Byproduct feeds from ethanol plants offer beef herd owners a way to supplement bad hay being baled for winter feed this year.

“Distill...

Managing tall fescue reduces endophyte risk, forage specialist tells FSRC field...

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Media contact:
Duane Dailey
Senior Writer
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-882-9181
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Craig A. Roberts, 573-882-0481

LINNEUS, Mo. – Most beef producers never see the loss created by toxic tall fescue pastures.

“Many producers say, ‘My cows don’t have fescue foot, so...

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