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TIAM Saturday: Susan Hoffman, Sharon Lucik

Guests for this Saturday include Susan Hoffman of UMSL and the USDA’s Susan Lucik.

05/26/2012

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Elementary School Garden Gets High Profile Visit

School named for first African-American President.

05/17/2012

The ASPCA and Joplin Humane Society will conduct a massive adopt-a-thon this weekend for the more than 900 pets still being sheltered at Joplin. Click Here for more information.(Photo/Joplin Humane Society)

Internet Dog Sales Could Be Changing

Proposed rule change would target those non-traditional retail animal sales.

05/13/2012

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

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Census Planned to Examine Illinois’ Wine Industry

The USDA will start working with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association in 2012 to conduct the survey, measuring 2011 wine production.

12/26/2011

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

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

Photo: Getty/Tim Boyle

Corn Crop Flat, Food Prices Remain High

Higher corn prices have pushed overall food inflation up this year. Corn is an ingredient in everything from animal feed to cereal to soft drinks.

12/09/2011

Soulard Farmer's Market

USDA: ‘Locally Grown’ Food A $4.8 Billion Business

Direct sales to consumers almost doubled in the past two decades, from about $650 million in the early 1990s to about $1.2 billion these days.

11/14/2011

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Nixon Wants 100 MO Counties To Be Declared Heat Disaster Areas

Many counties lost up to a third of their projected crop yields to heat, drought.

09/15/2011

Farming

Farm Subsidies on Chopping Block?

The Farm Bill is crafted every five years or so to fund farming programs and initiatives and everything under the USDA’s purview.

09/06/2011

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