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Letters: Debating Amendment I, ‘The Right to Farm’

Amendment 1 helps ‘big Ag,’ not farmers Agriculture, faith, animal welfare and health policy leaders say passage of Amendment 1 will cause harm to family farmers, rural economies and the…

Playful kittens ready to put on a show at their permanent homes

Missouri project 1 of 10 funded to boost biofuel plant feedstocks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday 10 projects tawarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…

Cut to the Chase: Having no farm background helps me

By Robert Overmann Having completed my junior year at Truman State University, I’ve learned about a myriad of academic subjects – English, history, physics, chemistry, biology, philosophy and more. But,…

Humane Society: Plenty of pups looking for permanent homes

Richmond FFA: New Officers

Cut to the Chase: ‘Clarifiying’ water rules worrying farmers

By Garrett Hawkins I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times Disney’s animated film “Frozen” has played in my home or in my car the…

Cut to the Chase: Growing sweet corn tougher than eating it

By Rebecca French Smith There are those of us who are of the persuasion that it’s never too early to start thinking about sweet corn. Why, it’s almost an ant-and-grasshopper…

‘Whole Farm’ crop insurance: RMA to simultaneously insure commodities, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday announced a new risk-management option that will be available for fruit and vegetable growers and producers with diversified farms. The policy, called Whole-Farm Revenue…