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The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies   The Agrarian Seeds of Empire : The Political Economy of Agriculture in US State Building   The Fault Lines of Farm Policy : A Legislative and Political History of the Farm Bill   Environmental Services and Agriculture   Global Agriculture and the American Farmer : Opportunities for U.S. Leadership  Health Effects of Pesticides

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November 24, 2020, APHIS Monthly Scrapie Report is available for October 2020.


APHIS-2017-0062 overview page for the new licensing rule covered under the Animal Welfare Act and that went into effect on November 9, 2020. Last updated November 18, 2020.


November 24  |  11:00am–12:00pm

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PowerPoint has been the go-to presentation tool for years but it’s not your only option. There are many other tools available online for FREE!

This class will examine PowerPoint alternatives Prezi, Canva, and Genially, while exploring their functions and how they can be used to create vibrant, engaging presentations.


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.


The Fall 2020 edition of Green Horizons is available online. Green Horizons is a newsletter from the Center for Agroforestry and the Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri.


On October 5, 2020, the USDA wildlife damage management program, Wildlife Services (WS), posted its latest annual Program Data Report (PDR) on the APHIS's PDR webpage. In FY19, WS encountered more than 31 million animals while responding to calls for assistance and dispersed 29.4 million wildlife from urban, rural and other settings where they were causing damage. Of all wildlife encountered, WS lethally removed 2.2 million, in targeted areas to reduce damage. 


Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is procuring and distributing agricultural products to those in need. The Farmers to Families Food Box Program's announcements page is updated regularly and also has freely available outreach materials and archived webinars.

Approved contractors within Missouri can be found in the Mountain Plains Region listing.

Exploring Social Explorer webinar

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ProQuest Databases

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ProQuest logoSearch our ProQuest databases, focused on agriculture, biology, environmental science, health and psychology. For a broader search, try our EBSCO databases.

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Leadership Corner

The Art of Sustainable Performance : Model for Recruiting & Selection and Professional Development Five Modes of Leadership Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go : Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want

These leadership titles and more are available from our catalog.

Remote Work Resources

New Titles to Missouri State Library!

Spotlighting…Social Explorer

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Social Explorer is the latest addition to the specialty electronic resources we offer to state employees.

Explore data on U.S. crimes, business patterns, environmental summaries, health, and more; as well as international data sets.
With Social Explorer you can map thousands of built-in data indicators and create eye-catching visualizations that strengthen your analysis and support your message. 

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The Impact of Robotic Milking Systems: The Case of the Rocky Mountain Region   Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)   World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Collection   A model of crop diversification under labor shocks   Duration of immunity after rabies vaccination in dogs: The Rabies Challenge Fund research study     Imbalanced dietary methionine-to-sulfur amino acid ratio can affect amino acid profiles, antioxidant capacity, and intestinal morphology of piglets