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.
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.