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  • GOOD GROWING: What to do after spring bulbs bloom

    GOOD GROWING: What to do after spring bulbs bloom

    Sunday, May 10 2015 1:42 AM EDT2015-05-10 05:42:44 GMT
    The days are finally longer, and the weather is warming up. Gardens are in bloom, and some of our spring-blooming bulbs are finishing their displays. I always receive questions about what you should or shouldn't do...
    The days are finally longer, and the weather is warming up. Gardens are in bloom, and some of our spring-blooming bulbs are finishing their displays. I always receive questions about what you should or shouldn't do...
  • FARM & FIELD: May best month for making hay

    FARM & FIELD: May best month for making hay

    Sunday, May 10 2015 1:39 AM EDT2015-05-10 05:39:16 GMT
    April showers that drive corn farmers crazy make better grass and hay for livestock farmers. Early grass growth made 200 pounds of dry matter per acre per day in early April.
    April showers that drive corn farmers crazy make better grass and hay for livestock farmers. Early grass growth made 200 pounds of dry matter per acre per day in early April.

  • GOOD GROWING: Buying local supports the community

    GOOD GROWING: Buying local supports the community

    Friday, May 1 2015 1:07 PM EDT2015-05-01 17:07:17 GMT
    Purchasing and consuming locally grown products has been rapidly increasing in popularity. From fruit and vegetables to meat and eggs, more people are consuming more locally grown products today than anytime during the...
    Purchasing and consuming locally grown products has been rapidly increasing in popularity. From fruit and vegetables to meat and eggs, more people are consuming more locally grown products today than anytime during the...
  • FARM & FIELD: Timber harvest generates revenue, benefits stand

    FARM & FIELD: Timber harvest generates revenue, benefits stand

    Friday, May 1 2015 8:57 AM EDT2015-05-01 12:57:24 GMT
    Selling timber can be very profitable with prices higher than they've ever been depending on quality. "A standing tract of timber can bring anywhere from $300 to $700 per acre when it is harvested," said University of Missouri Extension Forestry Specialist Hank Stelzer. A harvest is not the same as a clear cut, he said. Harvesting is a selective process of removing biologically mature trees.
    Selling timber can be very profitable with prices higher than they've ever been depending on quality. "A standing tract of timber can bring anywhere from $300 to $700 per acre when it is harvested," said University of Missouri Extension Forestry Specialist Hank Stelzer. A harvest is not the same as a clear cut, he said. Harvesting is a selective process of removing biologically mature trees.
  • GOOD GROWING: Picking favorite plants and vegetables

    GOOD GROWING: Picking favorite plants and vegetables

    Monday, April 27 2015 4:27 PM EDT2015-04-27 20:27:06 GMT
    It never seems to fail. Once people know you're a horticulturist and you teach about plants, people always want to know what your favorite plants are. Often my reply is do I have to pick just one? There are so many...
    It never seems to fail. Once people know you're a horticulturist and you teach about plants, people always want to know what your favorite plants are. Often my reply is do I have to pick just one? There are so many...
  • FARM & FIELD: More hogs than expected keep market prices depressed

    FARM & FIELD: More hogs than expected keep market prices depressed

    Monday, April 27 2015 3:41 PM EDT2015-04-27 19:41:44 GMT
    At the start of 2015, pork supplies in the first quarter were expected to rise 1 percent. In reality, first-quarter pork production rose 5 percent due to 4.5 percent more hogs and 0.5 percent higher weights. ...
    At the start of 2015, pork supplies in the first quarter were expected to rise 1 percent. In reality, first-quarter pork production rose 5 percent due to 4.5 percent more hogs and 0.5 percent higher weights. ...
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