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December 26, 2018

 

Meat’s Expanding Its Horizons, Giving The Livestock Industry Pause

With fake meat products becoming increasingly realistic, the meat industry is pushing for tighter labeling laws.

December 6, 2018

 

Supreme Court Not Likely To Hear California Egg Lawsuit

The Department of Justice this week recommended the Supreme Court not hear a lawsuit brought by 12 egg-producing states, after California banned the sale of eggs produced in confinements smaller than the state's new requirements.

August 3, 2018

 

Communities In Tennessee And Missouri Say “No” To Big Farm Expansions

Residents in Missouri and Tennessee fought back against planned cattle farm and chicken house expansions, winning the support of the community and a state commission.

June 15, 2018

 

Quantifying Flavor-What Data Networks Can (And Can’t) Tell Us About How We Eat

An informatics professor and an anthropologist walk into a bar...and talk about flavor networks and foodways.

June 12, 2018

 

This Midwestern Man Is Saving The Forgotten Grapes That Saved Europe’s Wines

With the help of a rented plane, Jerry Eisterhold found the perfect place to start a vineyard with grapes native to the Midwest, grapes that no one had cultivated for more than 150 years. A soil scientist by training, he liked the dirt on the Missouri River bluffs north of Kansas City, Missouri. “The Missouri […]

June 8, 2018

 

Senate Bill Seeks To Help Farmers Obtain Mental Health Services

Depressed commodity and dairy prices and a burgeoning trade war are adding to the usual stresses and taking a toll on farmers.

May 31, 2018

 

Missouri May Be First State To Define “Meat”

A bill that awaits a signature by the state's governor would restrict "meat" labeling on anything that doesn't come from livestock or poultry. The topic is also being considered at the federal level.

April 26, 2018

 

Obtaining Federal Food Benefits Takes Time, Patience

The first in Harvest Public Media's five-part series on SNAP looks at the application process for receiving food stamp benefits.

April 6, 2018

 

When Farmland Gives Way To Development

Big cities in the Midwest are gaining ground on the rural communities that, for many decades, have thrived on the edges of urban development. Since 1980, the amount of land being farmed or grazed in the U.S. has dropped 13 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of it now is covered by […]

July 31, 2017

 

Families Of Grain Elevator Blast Victims Still Search For Justice

More than five and a half years after six men were killed when a grain elevator blew up on the banks of the Missouri River, no clear cause has been pinpointed.

July 17, 2017

 

Rural Students Head Online When Schools Don’t Offer Physics

One rural school district in Missouri offers credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t afford.

July 10, 2017

 

Missouri Suspends Sales Of Controversial Pesticide Dicamba

Dicamba is suspected in the damage of tens of thousands of farm acres primarily in Arkansas, but also in southeast Missouri and in neighboring states.

February 27, 2015

 

Right To Farm Amendment Challenged In Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.

May 20, 2014

 

1.8 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled After Illnesses Reported

Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.

June 12, 2012

Foreign Food 

Missouri Strengthens Soybean Connection To China

Missouri soybeans are exported all over the world and markets are growing.

April 20, 2012

Is It Worth It? 

Rough Times For Raw Milk

Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.

April 19, 2012

Cruel And Inhumane? 

Missouri Ponders Protections For Animal Ag

In Missouri, the General Assembly is poised to pass legislation that essentially would lock in the legality of current methods of pork production.

October 29, 2011

A Spot Of Wine 

Destemmed, Crushed, Fermented And Aged

Missouri is home to almost 400 vineyards that employ thousands of workers who pick, crush and nurture grapes. Follow the wine making process from vine to glass.

August 12, 2009

Wind Energy 

More Wind Power Stories = Good News

Learn about the states that aredoing their part in pursuing green initiatives and technology.

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