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Missouri Dairy Farmers Urge Veto Override

Missouri dairy farmers warned Thursday that consumers could face higher milk prices if lawmakers don’t override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation authorizing financial incentives for their industry.

08/28/2014

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Right to Farm Opponents Weigh Recount Option

Opponents of Missouri’s Right to Farm constitutional amendment were weighing a recount request Wednesday, a day after the measure appeared to pass by the slimmest of margins.

08/06/2014

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Rally Planned Against Missouri Farming Measure

Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a “right to farm.”

06/19/2014

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds. (Getty Images)

Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.

01/04/2014

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Gov. Nixon Signs Bill Letting Kids Work on Farms

The measure signed on Friday responds to the federal government’s proposed rules last year that would have prevented children from doing certain agricultural work.

05/10/2013

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Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn Crops

At this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.

05/09/2013

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Mississippi Barge Traffic Flowing After Tuesday’s Shutdown

Yesterday morning, a barge became caught, forcing the Corps of Engineers to shut down a lock and dam that handles roughly half the nation’s farm exports.

01/23/2013

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University of Missouri Extension Offers Farm Classes For Women

The courses are part of Annie’s Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states.

01/15/2013

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Beef Prices Could Hit Record Highs This Year

If beef is what you crave, get ready to crack open your wallet in 2013 as beef prices hit near-record levels.

01/04/2013

Mature corn (Zea mays) in Illinois fields stretch to the horizon on both sides of a rural, dirt road. Illinois is the country's second largest grower of corn, trailing only Iowa in total production. (Getty Images Bruce Leighty)

Illinois Farmers Feel The Mississippi River Pinch

The capacity of barges and the number of barges in tow are down, cutting tonnage by 45 percent, while the cost of fuel, personnel and time is the same.

12/17/2012

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