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Hormones and Beef, by Erin Boedeker

 Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:40 am

There is a new way to show consumers the truth about hormones and beef! All you need are some M&M’s. Rancher Joan Ruskamp, from Dodge, NE put together this visual to show the difference in estrogen levels in various foods. In each pint jar the M&M’s represent the amount of nanograms found in different kinds of food and in the human body naturally in comparison to the amount found in

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Cory Boedeker

    Office: Parliamentarian Parents:  Jean Ann and Herbert Boedeker FFA Chapter: Elsberry FFA FFA Advisors: Mr. Jason Vandivort, Mr. George Nieters, and Mr. Mike McCrory How are you involved in agriculture?  I am involved in agriculture through our family farm. On occasion my father has asked me to do small little things such as feed the calves or help move a calf from one pin to another. I also help pick

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  • Stay Alert During Harvest Time!

     Posted on October 12, 2014 at 10:15 am


    Fall has arrived, bringing with it the end of Missouri’s growing season. This is the time of year crops are harvested. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to expect heavier farm machinery traffic, especially on rural highways. Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history and identity. Farmers and motorists are encouraged to share the road in a safe, courteous manner. “We encourage everyone traveling in Missouri’s farming

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  • “Farmland” makes its streaming debut on Hulu

     Posted on October 12, 2014 at 9:51 am


    Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary, “Farmland”, is now available to stream on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. Beginning today, Farmland will be available exclusively on the platform for four weeks, providing viewers with the opportunity to stream “Farmland” from their connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. During its theatrical debut this year, “Farmland” was shown in more than

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  • 2014 Livestock Showing Season

     Posted on October 12, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Sheyana Curtis

    Each year the Elsberry FFA Chapter has a number of students participate in livestock shows. The students raise their animals from babies, whether it be a hog, sheep, steer, or goat, either at their own home, or at the school farm if they do not have the proper facilities or access  available. As their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project, the students begin taking care of the animals by properly feeding them,

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  • Sheep: A valuable and diverse resource

     Posted on October 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Paige Parker

    Every summer as a little girl I attended the local county fair with my family. Watching 4-H and FFA members show their sheep spurred a curiosity in me that led to my desire to raise livestock. Sitting on the hard metal stands, sticky from the sweltering heat and crammed in  amongst my siblings, I watched the exhibitors guide their sheep around the pen. Even though I grumbled throughout these long

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  • Killer Bees

     Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Louie Lovelace

    We’ve all seen the cartoons of angry bees chasing down a human intruder [who usually deserves it], but there is a species of bee that is more relentless than any other: Killer Bees. The sheer terror that they strike into the hearts of their hapless victims is stated in their name [Killer Bees]. These bees are more defensive and easily aggravated than the normal breed of European Honey Bees. However,

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