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Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species. Full Story

Missouri AG Challenges California Egg Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The lawsuit takes aim at a California law set to take effect in 2015 that prohibits eggs from being sold if they come from hens raised in cages that don't comply with California's new size and space requirements. Full Story

Chinese Nationals Charged With Conspiring to Steal U.S. Patented Seed Corn

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday. Full Story

Missouri Processor Recalls 1,450 Pounds Of Meat

posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Cloud's Meats Inc. of Carthage voluntarily recalled the meat after routine testing detected E. coli in samples last month. Full Story

Horse Slaughter Opponents Sue USDA Over Permits

posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of animal protection groups is asking a federal court in northern California to block the revival of domestic horse slaughter at commercial processing plants. A lawsuit filed Monday by the Humane Society... Full Story

Missouri Moves To Lift Ban On Foreign Farm Owners

posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Weeks before a Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. in the largest such takeover of a U.S. business, Missouri lawmakers quietly approved legislation removing a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural... Full Story

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops

posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops
Heavy rains in the Corn Belt are starting to cause major problems downstream. Areas still recovering from earlier spring flooding are back in the trenches again, hoping for drier conditions. Full Story

Drought Tightens Grip on Midwest

posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Drought Tightens Grip on Midwest
Much of the Kansas corn crop looks healthy, green and tall -- even sporting a tassel. A casual observer might believe all is fine, but a closer inspection reveals a different tale. Full Story

Deadly Bat Fungus in Missouri, Farthest West Yet

posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A disease that has killed millions of bats across multiple states and Canada has been found in Missouri, marking its advent west of the Mississippi River and spelling possible trouble for agriculture in the region,... Full Story

Missouri Dog Breeding Vote 'Wake-Up Call' For Farmers

posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

MONROE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 2010 ballot initiative to toughen oversight of dog breeders highlighted the rift between Missouri farmers and national animal rights activists. Two years later, the divide has only deepened. Twenty-five farm groups... Full Story

Lawmakers criticize Missouri River flood response

posted on December 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Lawmakers and congressional witnesses on Wednesday criticized the response of the Army Corps of Engineers to this year's devastating flooding along the Missouri River and said they were concerned existing problems won't be corrected. Full Story

Drought Machine Helps Develop Hardier Crops

posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Felix Fritschi likes to damage plants. He's no vandal. The plant scientist and his colleagues at the University of Missouri are using a new device to deprive plants of water in an effort to better understand how they're... Full Story

Volatile Weather Continues to Strike the U.S.

posted on June 3, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Volatile Weather Continues to Strike the U.S.
Weather, be it too much rain, too little rain, drought and even an occasional tornado, continues to be the dominant factor shaping commodity prices. Full Story

Levee blast means lost year for Missouri farmers

posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM

WYATT, Mo (AP) - Blasting open a levee and submerging more than 200 square miles of Missouri farmland has likely gouged away fertile topsoil, deposited mountains of debris to clear and may even hamper farming in some places for years, experts say. Full Story

Urban Farm Program in St. Louis Gives Opportunity in Agriculture to Refugees

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

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