Don’t wing it on egg safety this Easter

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Janet Hackert, 660-425-6434

BETHANY, Mo. – Don’t let safety rules fly the coop this Easter. University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health specialist Janet Hackert offers eggs-cellent tips to prevent...

OSU livestock economist says beef herd expansion not over yet

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Beginning with a January 2014 low of 29.1 million head, revised National Agriculture Statistics Service data indicated the U.S. beef cow herd expanded 217,000 head in 2014 and another 1.03 million head in 2015. The January 2016 total of 30.3 million beef cows represented a 3.5 percent year-over-year increase, an undeniably aggressive rate of herd...

Spring outlook in Missouri another coin toss

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Media contact:
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’s weather has a reputation for unpredictability, which gave rise to the saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will...

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day

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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement:...

Farm to School Programs Invest Nearly $800 Million in Local Economies

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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 – Schools across the United States purchased $789 million in local foods from farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and food processors and manufacturers in school year 2013 – 2014, according to results from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm to School Census released today. That represents a 105 percent increase ove...

Oklahoma Peanut EXPO set for March 24 in Altus

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Attendees will hear from leading peanut experts who will provide updates on everything from variety and market type selection to marketing and industry outlook. There is no cost to attend.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn from and speak with leading experts in the field and to interact with other peanut producers and industry members,” said Ron Sh...

Department of Agriculture hosts youth event to celebrate National Agriculture Week

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Department of Agriculture hosts youth event to celebrate National Agriculture Week...

Farmers convert to novel-endophyte, end coping with toxic fescue pasture

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

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

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Over the decades, cattle farmers learned to work around toxins in fescue grass in their pastures.

“We called it ‘managing fescue,’” says Craig...

Don’t wait too long to plant cool-season vegetables

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

Story source: Jennifer Schutter, 660-665-9866

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - Radishes, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower all grow best in cool weather. That’s why they’re called cool-season crops. If they’re not planted early...

USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month

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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 – In honor of National Nutrition Month, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched the MyPlate, MyWins Challenge which encourages people to make small, easy changes – MyWins – to their eating and activity habits, and to build on their wins over time to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With the MyPlate, MyWin...
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