7:54 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ag Census points to fewer U.S. farms

Farmers raised $395 billion worth of goods in 2012, according to the latest Census of Agriculture.
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The number of farms in the U.S. is shrinking, according to the latest Census of Agriculture, released Friday. The census is taken every five years and shows the changing landscape for farmers.

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3:15 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Taxes for Missouri farmers to increase

Credit Camille Phillips / Harvest Public Media

Missouri farmers will get a larger property tax bill for their land starting in 2015.

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12:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Retiring to the farm anything but quiet

Jim Schulte and his wife, Rita, bought their 450-acre farm near Columbia, Mo., in 1991, but didn’t start farming full time until Jim finished working in the mortgage business.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

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.

“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.

Thomas retired two years ago after teaching exercise physiology for 35 years and he knew what he wanted to do next.

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6:13 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Business Beat: September 7, 2011

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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