farms http://kbia.org en Ag Census points to fewer U.S. farms http://kbia.org/post/ag-census-points-fewer-us-farms <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">The number of farms in the U.S. is shrinking, according to the latest&nbsp;<a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">Census of Agriculture</a>, released Friday. The census is taken every five years and shows the changing landscape for farmers.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:54:42 +0000 Grant Gerlock 52512 at http://kbia.org Ag Census points to fewer U.S. farms Taxes for Missouri farmers to increase http://kbia.org/post/taxes-missouri-farmers-increase <p>Missouri&nbsp;farmers will get a larger property tax bill for their land starting in 2015.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Associated Press 49334 at http://kbia.org Taxes for Missouri farmers to increase Retiring to the farm anything but quiet http://kbia.org/post/retiring-farm-anything-quiet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.</span></p><p>“I wanted to be able to be active and have a pastime that ensured physical activity,” said beginning farmer Tom Thomas, who at 65 still has the physical fitness to wrestle and brand steers at his son’s ranch in Oklahoma.</p><p>Thomas retired two years ago after teaching exercise physiology for 35 years and he knew what he wanted to do next.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:42:58 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 36957 at http://kbia.org Retiring to the farm anything but quiet Business Beat: September 7, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-september-7-2011 <p>This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri&rsquo;s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO&rsquo;s are better than one.</p><p>Hosted by Nick Adams. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:13:00 +0000 1703 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: September 7, 2011