Weather conditions around Illinois and Missouri last week were nearly perfect for planting.
Corps officials say the decision to breech the Birds Point levee may have saved billions of dollars in damages.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says there are signs that the higher energy and fuel prices are slowing growth in agriculture-dependent areas.
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.
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.
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.
The proposal would add a “right to raise livestock” to the Missouri Constitution.
Missouri’s Agriculture Director says industry is stable.
Revenue rose to $2.44 billion from $1.84 billion a year earlier.
Farm groups worried, however, that their pollution — dust kicked up behind a combine, for example — would be targeted separately or would be vulnerable to additional lawsuits.