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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.

Setting the World’s Plate

CAFNR panel discusses strategies to meet global challenges

Two billion. That’s the projected global population growth by 2050. It’s the equivalent of adding more than six times the current U.S. population to the planet. Feeding 9 billon people while conserving natural resources, improving global health and fostering greater equality were a few of the many challenges discussed at the recent Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)…

An IDEA of an Award

Kitchel receives national recognition

Tracy Kitchel, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department of agricultural education and leadership, has received the 2013 Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) Faculty Excellence award. Kitchel is not only coordinator for MU’s agricultural education program with Great Plains IDEA, AG*IDEA, he also chairs the national group for ag education. Kitchel grew up in western…

$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.

College Farmer Columnist

CAFNR student to pen monthly column

Courtney Leeper, Trenton, Mo., has been selected as the Missouri Ruralist College Farmer columnist. Leeper is a junior studying science and agricultural journalism at MU.

Sowing Community, Growing Gardens

McKelvey leads Community Garden Coalition into 30th season

Like many folks new to community gardening, Bill McKelvey did not have a banner year in his first season.