Food insecurity forecasts under scrutiny
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Food insecurity forecasts under scrutiny

When international aid organizations respond to hunger crises around the world, they rely on food security early warning and monitoring systems. But assessments from those systems can lag months behind the actual situation on the ground.

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Proper fescue management provides fall, winter grazing
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Proper fescue management provides fall, winter grazing

Missouri's most used pasture grass provides fall and winter grazing with proper management, and with growing concern about lack of stored forage, grazing tall fescue offers potential feed this year.

The buzz about bees isn't good
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The buzz about bees isn't good

Results from a new study show dramatically low numbers of bumble bees in Michigan, mirroring what's happening across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Wet weather pushes soybean planting into cover crops
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Wet weather pushes soybean planting into cover crops

Cool, wet weather is forcing more farmers to consider how to plant soybeans into tall, mature cover crops this spring.

Plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum
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Plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum

Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow, so how do farmers kill them without harming the crops?