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Devoted to Agriculture

Abner Womack receives AFBR Distinguished Service Award

Abner Womack, professor emeritus and research professor of agriculture economics at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Unkind Cut?

Tax reductions don't always produce economic gains

Discussions of income tax cuts rarely include a focus on the consequences of reduced revenue for state programs and services.

A Hungrier Missouri

Hunger Atlas shows food insecurity continues to worsen

The number of people in Missouri who worry about having sufficient food, or who experience outright hunger, is moving in the wrong direction.

Brady Deaton Retires

MU chancellor began MU career at CAFNR

Brady Deaton, the son of a Kentucky farmer who glimpsed the outside world through 4-H, announced that he will retire from the position of MU chancellor, effective Nov. 15, 2013.

Excellent Educators

CAFNR professors receive MU Excellence in Education Award

Scott Brown, research assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics, and Trista Strauch, assistant teaching professor of animal science and fisheries and wildlife sciences, received the MU Excellence in Education Award on April 16.

Ready to Burst?

Farmland prices are well above average trends

Low mortgage rates and record income per acre may be driving farmland values higher than is sustainable.

Farm Outlook 2013

Cattle and crop prices lower, a bullish dairy market

University of Missouri agricultural economists predict a mixed bag of cattle, diary and crop prices in 2013.

$7.7 Billion

MU study shows economic impact of Missouri's dairy industry

Missouri’s dairy industry revenues translated into annual statewide economic output worth $7.7 billion, contributing more than $2 billion to the state’s gross domestic product.

Taking the Midwest West

Ben Burditt, co-founder of furniture company, tells his own tale

MU Alumnus Ben Burditt, B.S. AgEcon ’00, has taken his passion for preserving history and working with his hands to the west coast.

Farm Bill, or Not

Budget issues continue to delay farm policy

During a CAFNR farm bill outlook and policy briefing, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute director Pat Westhoff said current budget debates will determine whether there will be a farm bill and what it will look like.