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File photo of a tractor. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.

03/13/2012

Horse 1, Getty Images, Oli Scarff

Horse Meat Plant Proposed in SW Missouri

Supporters say the plant would bring jobs and put suffering or neglected horses out of their misery.

02/24/2012

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Military and Commerical Jets on a Diet of Biofuel?

Boeing supports the efforts and says their commercial jets can handle the green fuel and actually are more efficient when burning the blended fuel.

01/17/2012

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Mo. Farmers Need Big Winter To Make Up For Drought

University of Missouri researchers said the state would need 13 feet of snow this winter to make up for the summer’s lack of rainfall.

12/19/2011

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Bad Economy? Farmers Have One of Best Years Ever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farm profits are expected to spike by 28 percent this year to $100.9 billion.

12/12/2011

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Illinois Big Winner in Rural Broadband $$$

Sixteen states will share nearly $104 million in grants and loans to improve broadband internet.

08/23/2011

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