Month: November 2016

Consumers push producers from grass-fed to grain-fed, and back again

Years ago, producers raised beef cattle on an all-grass diet because there were no other options. After years of advances and changes in diets, the industry is leaning back toward grass-fed beef because of consumer demand. In the 1800s, the term…

Missouri looking to trade agricultural products with Cuba

Leaders in Missouri agriculture are taking steps to export products from the Show-Me State to Cuba. Efforts to initiate trade with Cuba began when President Barack Obama announced he would like to normalize trade relations with the long-isolated country in 2014.…

Genetically modified organisms: Put a label on it?

Recently passed regulations requiring mandatory labeling on products containing genetically modified materials could have lasting effects on many aspects of the agriculture industry. On July 29, 2016, a bill was signed into law requiring labels on all food products containing…

Debate over benefits of laptops for note taking continues

If you visit the MU Student Center, Ellis Library, Memorial Union or any of the other popular spots on campus students frequent between classes, you will see students typing away on a paper, watching Netflix, shopping for new fall boots…