Moving beyond canned foods at food pantries. For the Food Pantry Gardening program at the University of Missouri – sharing seeds and starter plants with food pantry recipients is a way to help them grow fresh produce of their own.  Bill McElvey is project coordinator for the Grow Well Missouri Project and says there’s a […]

     

Synthetic gypsum, which is a by-product of the sulfur-scrubbing process at coal-fired power plants, has been used on fields in pockets of the eastern Corn Belt for several years.  Now, farmers, ag retailers and consultants in the western Corn Belt are starting to look at the benefits that gypsum provides. At the recent Midwest Soil […]

     

When it comes to global supply of soybeans and soybean meal, there is competition in the marketplace.  But, in some cases it isn’t the cheapest price that wins. Javier Anhalzer operates one of the largest poultry and egg farms in Ecuador.  The operation, located in Guayaquil has been in the family for nearly 40 years.  […]

     

The Dakotafest farm show at Mitchell drew tens of thousands of people in its three-day run.  The show featured about 560 exhibitors, which, according to Ray Bianchi, with the show’s producer, IDEAg, says those exhibitors attract a lot of people. “You get about 30,000 to 40,000 attendees,” Bianchi told Brownfield Ag News, on the grounds […]

     

More proof that dairy farmers are hanging-on to their cows to take advantage of high milk prices and low feed costs.  The National Ag Statistics Service reports dairy cow slaughter in July totaled 232,000 head, 19,000 less than went to slaughter in July of 2013.  January-through-June dairy cow slaughter is 1.6 million head, 195,000 less […]

     

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