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.
posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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...
posted on June 3, 2011 at 9:06 AM
Weather, be it too much rain, too little rain, drought and even an occasional tornado, continues to be the dominant factor shaping commodity prices.
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.
posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM
posted on September 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM
STOUTSVILLE, Mo (AP) — A $3.3 million grant will help farmers in northeast Missouri control soil erosion and improve soil quality, while keeping agricultural runoff out of drinking water supplies.
posted on April 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM
Speaking at a Macon, Missouri biorefinery operated by South Dakota-based POET, President Obama renewed his commitment to homegrown, renewable energy. The officers say 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too...