Missouri House Passes Bill to Allow Industrial Hemp FarmingMissouri would legalize and regulate growing industrial hemp under a proposal that's passed the state House.
About 60 Farm Workers Treated After Exposure to PesticidesMount Hope-Funks Grove Fire Chief Eric Fulk says the workers largely suffered skin irritation because they entered the fields too soon after the chemical had been sprayed.
Missouri Dairy Farmers Urge Veto OverrideMissouri 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.
Right to Farm Opponents Weigh Recount OptionOpponents 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.
Rally Planned Against Missouri Farming MeasureOpponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a "right to farm.''
Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean SeedsFederal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.
Gov. Nixon Signs Bill Letting Kids Work on FarmsThe measure signed on Friday responds to the federal government's proposed rules last year that would have prevented children from doing certain agricultural work.
Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn CropsAt this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois' corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.
Mississippi Barge Traffic Flowing After Tuesday's ShutdownYesterday 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.
University of Missouri Extension Offers Farm Classes For WomenThe courses are part of Annie's Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states.
Beef Prices Could Hit Record Highs This YearIf beef is what you crave, get ready to crack open your wallet in 2013 as beef prices hit near-record levels.
Illinois Farmers Feel The Mississippi River PinchThe 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.