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Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chicken in the U.S.

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that’s boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S.


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Missouri Company Recalls 4K Pounds of Beef

Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed.


West Central Electric Cooperative

Missouri Electric Coop Gets $20M Federal Loan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri electric cooperative is one of several around the nation that will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The West Central Electric Cooperative was awarded a $20 […]


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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.


Corn Crop

Illinois Corn Crop Struggles Between Drought And Flood

“Corn planting remains stalled at 1 percent complete. That compares to 56 percent one year ago, when we had that wonderful early spring,” the USDA says.


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Meat Recall Expanded

USDA says Manda Packing meats sent to 13 states, including Missouri and Illinois, may contain harmful bacteria.


Missouri Governor encourages hunters to donate venison to Share the Harvest

Farm Bill And Fiscal Cliff Worry Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank President and CEO Frank Finnegan says passing the farm bill is critical.



Chimp’s Starvation Results In Fine For KC Zoo

Other animals in exhibit were stealing victim’s food.


Corn farmer Mike Campbell of Edwardsville shows how high it should be in August

Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois Farmers

The harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.


Withered corn during a drought

Southern Illinois Drought Finally Starts To Ease

Statewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.



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