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Farmers and Ranchers Want End to Aerial Surveillance

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks, from his Kansas City office, didn’t respond to interview requests.


Hands of Monsanto biotechnology scientist using instrument to handle genetically altered plant seedlings, which will grow into insect-resistant plants, in petri dish at lab (Photo by Michael L. Abramson//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Monsanto Profits Soar

Monsanto says its fiscal third-quarter net income soared 35 percent.


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South and Midwest Farmers Faceoff

The half-trillion-dollar bill setting farm policy into the future outlines dramatic changes in how farmers are protected from financial and natural disasters.


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Could be More than Knee High by the 4th of July

Weather conditions around Illinois and Missouri last week were nearly perfect for planting.


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Army Corps: We Had to Blow the Levee

Corps officials say the decision to breech the Birds Point levee may have saved billions of dollars in damages.


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Economy Breaking for High Cost of Gas

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says there are signs that the higher energy and fuel prices are slowing growth in agriculture-dependent areas.


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Monsanto Tests Drought Resistant Corn

Monsanto says the corn won’t be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains.


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Battle Lines Drawn on Missouri River Funding

Spending for environmental projects along the Missouri River is angering farmers who claim last year’s flooding is evidence that the spending focus needs to shift to flood protection.


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E-15 Gets EPA Green Light

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the industry’s research into whether a 15 percent ethanol blend has any ill effects on public or environmental health.


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Missouri Politican’s Amendment to Bar Voters from Enacting Laws

The proposal would add a “right to raise livestock” to the Missouri Constitution.