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Profit By the Numbers

QB helps increase higher quality calves worth more at market time

The University of Missouri rolled out the Quality Beef by the Numbers program last week. The project helps producers raise more calves that grade USDA Prime by using highly proven sires.

Dealing with Drought

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) meets with producers at Wurdack Research Center to hear their concerns about the drought

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) visited Wurdack Research Center Tuesday as part of her statewide tour to 20 rural communities across Missouri. The Center, which sits on 1200 acres in the heart of the Ozarks, is part of a network of research centers across Missouri, extending the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) research to more than 14,000 acres…

EEZ?

Judith Stallmann details impact of Enhanced Economic Zone

Judith Stallmann, professor of agricultural and applied economics, was a guest expert in a League of Women Voters television discussion on an effort in Boone County, Mo. to use an Enhanced Economic Zone to spur area job development. The EEZ is the topic of a heated debate in the county.  The plan uses tax incentives as a way to attract…

Meat Inflation

Expect 8 percent jump due to drought's impact on livestock

The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, states a University of Missouri agricultural economist. “I expect to see food inflation, but it will take time,” said Scott Brown, research assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR).  “The short term effects will be…

Returning to the Farm

Class helps young farmers step into the profession

Kevin Moore, CAFNR associate professor of agricultural economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, teaches Returning to the Farm, a class that prepares young people to overcome the family and financial hurdles of getting into farming.

A Change in Taste

CAFNR and industry to announce high-quality cattle strategy

The University of Missouri and a consortium of beef-related companies on Aug. 30 will announce a strategy for the industry to adapt to and profit from these new consumer preferences. This project will describe how cow-calf producers, stockers, feed yards and processors can work together to produce high-demand products.

Student and Faculty Members Honored at Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

CAFNR was well represented at the 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards ceremony. Jillian Yoder and Scott Brown were honored with the Chancellor’s Award. William Folk and Sheila Grant were both presented the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. The annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements…

Land Boom?

Breimyer Seminar looks at possible farmland price bubble

Farmland prices appear to be entering an economic bubble that could end in a rapid price decline as happened in the 1980s.

Uncommon Commons

CARES project creates a network for community engagement

Combing public information with advanced technology, CARES created a powerful tool for community engagement and action to address the nation’s obesity epidemic.

Goodbye Fed?

CAFNR professor speaks before House Financial Services Committee

Peter Klein, director of the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at CAFNR, testified to the Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. The subcommittee is examining six legislative proposals that either reform or abolish the Federal Reserve System.