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USDA unveils key new programs to help farmers manage risk
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has unveiled the new farm bill’s main provisions, noting they will both help farmers better manage risk and ushering in some of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
Enlist traits approved, Enlist herbicide next
The Enlist Weed Control Technology has moved one step closer to commercialization with USDA's deregulation of Enlist corn and soybean traits. The next step is for EPA to register Enlist herbicide.
CAFNR app for iPhone
New iPhone app connects to Mizzou ag news, research
Research and stories from world-renowned University of Missouri scientists and researchers are available on your iPhone. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ CAFNR smart phone app features stories, highlights events, showcases CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Centers and provides users a way to easily connect to the college’s social media accounts.
Cotton modules
200+ textile businesses follow Cotton LEADS
Cotton LEADS advocates and demonstrates responsible growing practices for the popular fabric fiber.
Variable rate irrigation featured at Milan No-Till Field Day
Variable rate irrigation allows farmers to customize water application based on topography information, soil data maps, yield data and other user-defined information.
Farm bill implementation – changes for crop insurance, new farmers 1
USDA has announced farm bill changes to improve crop insurance and benefit beginning farmers.
Farmers urged to register early for FSA programs
If you want to participate in FSA-run programs, early sign-up may be the way to go.
Leadership program open to U.S. corn growers

U.S. corn growers are being offered the opportunity to improve their leadership skills through the National Corn Growers Association Leadership at Its Best Program, co-sponsored by Syngenta. Growers must be nominated by their state corn associations.

Mid-South farm bill meetings scheduled
Growers in the Mid-South states will have 10 opportunities in March to learn how the Agricultural Act of 2014 will impact their farms. The meetings will be hosted by the National Cotton Council.
5 keys to Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
The 2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is the South’s 62nd annual premier farm show. Every year, the show gets bigger and better than ever before.
Cotton Board updates consumer website
The Cotton Board goes with improved version of website: www.cottonboard.org
3 Mid-South cotton producers selected for policy/issues program
The program assembles cotton producers from each major Cotton Belt at the National Cotton Council annual meeting for an orientation on NCC's policy development process. The participants also receive communications training — part of NCC’s efforts to identify, train and maintain capable industry spokespersons.
Workshops feature game birds, prescribed burns
Mississippi workshops on game bird management, prescribed burning
Cotton Incorporated, Phoenix Raceway team up for Blue Jeans Go Green
A recycling program to keep old denim out of landfills and convert it into housing insulation will get a boost from a new partnership between Cotton Incorporated and the Phoenix International Raceway.
Tennessee Grain, Soybeans Conference Feb. 6, Dyersburg
Precision agriculture, seed treatments, and sprayer demonstrations will be highlighted at the 2014 Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference.
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