posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM
Kansas has established quarantine zones in Crawford and Cherokee counties in the wake of a case of avian influenza in neighboring Missouri.
posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Opponents of a proposed large hog-breeding operation are considering their next step after the state approved an operating permit.
posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:50 PM
Missouri officials have approved tougher regulations for deer ranchers and hunting preserves in an attempt to prevent the spread of disease.
posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states asking the court to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs in the state produced by hens in cramped living conditions.
posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River.
The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront.
posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces new funding to fight a lethal swine disease. The Obama Administration calls for sweeping cuts in emissions from coal-fired power plants. Innovative program in the “Show Me State” pays off in spades for...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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.