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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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