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.
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.
Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a “right to farm.”
Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.
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.
At this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.
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.
The courses are part of Annie’s Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states.
If beef is what you crave, get ready to crack open your wallet in 2013 as beef prices hit near-record levels.
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.