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Pressure on Farm Finances Appears Likely to Continue

Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) releases annual U.S. Baseline Outlook report

Pressure on farm finances appears likely to continue according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri. While the analysis shows a projected net farm income increase in 2019, farm income remains below the average of 2014-17. Longer-term projections suggest little change in real net farm income over the next decade, resulting in…

A Constant, Guiding Influence

Marc Linit helped CAFNR through many transitions during his nearly 40-year career at MU

When Marc Linit joined the University of Missouri in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology, the first lecture he gave was in a teaching lab in the southwest corner of the second floor of the Agriculture Building. It’s the same room, nearly 40 years later, which Linit occupies as senior associate dean for the Office of Research and Extension…

Tomato Festival Brings out Devoted Crowd

Attendees tasted tomatoes, peppers and salsa throughout the evening

A devoted crowd gathered for the 14th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival on Thursday, Sept. 6. Rainy weather didn’t stop that crowd from tasting tomatoes, peppers and salsa throughout the evening. There were around 220 varieties of tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos for guests to taste. “This is always a fun event, and we appreciate everyone who braved the weather…

A Pesky Pest

Kevin Rice is researching ways to battle the Japanese beetle

­When Kevin Rice came to the University of Missouri in January, one of the first things he did was hand out a survey to farmers and producers across the state to gauge what insect issues they were dealing with on a regular basis. His inquiries returned two main pests – Japanese beetles and stinkbugs. Rice has devoted a good portion…

Meeting Regional Research and Demonstration Needs

Research Center magazine highlights diversity and uniqueness of Missouri agriculture

For the second straight year, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has produced its “Road to Discovery” magazine, highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of its Agricultural Research Centers. The Research Centers are spread throughout the state, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers…

Research Center Magazine: Crafting the Perfect Brew

MU Extension horticulturists researching hops at Bradford

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Most often used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, hops have become more popular during…

Research Center Magazine: The Perfect Pairing

Research Center and CASE IH partnership crucial for farming operations, educational outreach

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For the Agricultural Research Centers to function at the highest level possible, good equipment is key. High-quality…

Research Center Magazine: ‘More Than Just a Pumpkin’

Alisha Moreland and the CAFNR Research Centers team up to fight breast cancer

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  It was in 2007 when Alisha Moreland’s manager at the Columbia Daily Tribune was diagnosed with breast…

Research Center Magazine: Research With a Purpose

CAFNR Foundation helps support several Agricultural Research Center projects

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For 80 years, the mission of the CAFNR Foundation has been to promote and further agricultural education…

Integrating Production Systems

Steven Kirk serves as technician on organic grant focused on cover crops and watermelons

Growing watermelons is nothing new for Steven Kirk. Kirk has grown watermelons, in combination with cover crops, for several years – more so as a cultural practice than a research study. That all changed three years ago, when Deborah Finke, an associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, was able to secure a grant from Ceres Trust to study…