The Burgundy Book, a quarterly snapshot of the local economy, shows a decrease in unemployment, which is fueling that positive sentiment.
The Associated Press found ethanol production results in less land conservation and more farm fertilizer runoff.
“We have almost twice as many walnut trees as any other state,” says Simeon Wright, a forest pathologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Missouri State University’s agriculture program has moved toward its goal of bringing MSU beef to local dinner plates.
The stakes will again be high when the House considers a $500 billion farm bill this month. House members rejected a farm bill June 20 amid divisions over food subsidies and food stamps.
The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says there were 1.4 days suitable for fieldwork, though farmers in the northern and central parts of the state had less than half a day.
Hitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.
Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he used in a conference call with reporters.
The courses are part of Annie’s Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states.
Some have suggested that ethanol production be temporarily halted to ensure enough feed for livestock.