Nick Adams http://kbia.org en Business Beat: Costly Wind Gusts for Farmers http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-costly-wind-gusts-farmers <p>This week: Farmers looking to have a record book corn harvest. Plus, find out how wind gusts can cost farmers a ton of money. Wed, 09 May 2012 19:17:52 +0000 Nick Adams 13854 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Costly Wind Gusts for Farmers Rural commodities brokers still dealing with MF Global fallout http://kbia.org/post/rural-commodities-brokers-still-dealing-mf-global-fallout <p>This week: Harvest Public Media takes an in depth look into rural commodity brokers, and the tug of war battle between MF Global and rural farmers, and a look back on the store Cool Stuff. Wed, 02 May 2012 18:51:51 +0000 Nick Adams 13426 at http://kbia.org Rural commodities brokers still dealing with MF Global fallout Business Beat: Columbia's major export to world power is scrap http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-columbias-major-export-world-power-scrap <p>This week:&nbsp;Columbia&rsquo;s biggest export to China isn&rsquo;t corn, soybeans, or any manufactured product.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s scrap metal.&nbsp; In fact trade experts are calling Columbia&rsquo;s export &ldquo;waste and scrap.&rdquo; Plus,&nbsp;find out how one farmer is still shifting through the aftermath after losing hundreds of acres of&nbsp;farmland.</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:13:50 +0000 Nick Adams 13027 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Columbia's major export to world power is scrap Trying to keep rural towns alive http://kbia.org/post/trying-keep-rural-towns-alive-0 <p>This week on the show, people in rural areas are trying to figure out how to keep youth &ndash; and jobs &ndash; in their areas. Plus, college graduates could have a better opportunity getting a job than graduates have in the past. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:00:49 +0000 Nick Adams 12667 at http://kbia.org Trying to keep rural towns alive Trying to keep rural towns alive http://kbia.org/post/trying-keep-rural-towns-alive <p>This week on the show, people in rural areas are trying to figure out how to keep youth &ndash; and jobs &ndash; in their areas. Plus, college graduates could have a better opportunity getting a job than graduates have in the past. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:56:19 +0000 Nick Adams 12665 at http://kbia.org Trying to keep rural towns alive Business Beat: Railroad Looking to Roll Again http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-railroad-looking-roll-again <p>This week:&nbsp;Find out how one community is going back in time to move&nbsp;businesses forward.&nbsp; Plus,&nbsp;what dairy farmers want&nbsp;more protection in the&nbsp;2012 Farm Bill.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:15:44 +0000 Nick Adams 12251 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Railroad Looking to Roll Again Business Beat: Govenors Back Beef Trimmings http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-govenors-back-beef-trimmings <p>This week: U.S. farmers made over 98 billion dollars last year, and consumers are upset about &quot;lean beef trimmings,&quot; but governors are trying to diffuse the situation.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:28:35 +0000 Nick Adams 11986 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Govenors Back Beef Trimmings Business Beat: March 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-march-21-2012-0 <p>This week: A Fulton developer plans to break ground on a biodiesel factory this spring. The project&rsquo;s been in the works for five years, and find out why U.S. farmers are pushing for state sanctioned work programs for illegal immigrants.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:31:49 +0000 Nick Adams 11976 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: March 21, 2012 Business Beat: Risk of Pathogen Release from N-BAF Very Low http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-risk-pathogen-release-n-baf-very-low <p>This week: Another update in the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, and climate changes doesn&#39;t ease troubles for farmers.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:55:54 +0000 Nick Adams 11969 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Risk of Pathogen Release from N-BAF Very Low Governors Back Beef Trimmings http://kbia.org/post/governors-back-beef-trimmings <p>By Sandhya Dirks</p><p>The consumer uproar over &ldquo;pink slime&rdquo; has now got the beef industry roaring back.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Nick Adams 11988 at http://kbia.org Governors Back Beef Trimmings Business Beat: February 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-february-29-2012 <p sab="853">This week: NBAF opponents are gaining strength in their&nbsp;fight against the Disease&nbsp;Laboratory.&nbsp; Plus,&nbsp;the American&nbsp;Soybean Association is&nbsp;looking for&nbsp;fewer restrictions&nbsp;from the European Union on genetically&nbsp;modified&nbsp;soybeans.</p><p sab="854"> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:21:40 +0000 Nick Adams 9748 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: February 29, 2012 Business Beat: February 15, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-february-15-2012 <p>This week: State representatives agree Missouri needs to find better ways to get more jobs in Missouri. Plus, how a disease laboratory in Kansas has citizens worried.</p><p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:21:07 +0000 Nick Adams 8876 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: February 15, 2012 Business Beat: February 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-february-8-2012 <p>This week: Farmers buying up grain bins to help play the market. Plus, how refineries in Kansas and Iowa could help find another source of bio fuel. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:32:12 +0000 Nick Adams 8444 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: February 8, 2012 Columbia ranked in top 25 places to live for a working retirement http://kbia.org/post/columbia-ranked-top-25-places-live-working-retirement <p>According to Forbes, Columbia, Missouri is one of the top places to move to for a working retirement in the United States.</p><p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:55:06 +0000 Nick Adams 8062 at http://kbia.org Columbia ranked in top 25 places to live for a working retirement Missouri farmers try to protect themselves from agritourism http://kbia.org/post/missouri-farmers-try-protect-themselves-agritourism <p>This week:&nbsp; KBIA talks with William Barrett of Forbes on how the city of Columbia is in the top twenty places in the U.S. to come for a working retirement.&nbsp; Plus, Missouri farmers are trying to protect themselves from &quot;agritourism.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:36:05 +0000 Nick Adams 8061 at http://kbia.org Missouri farmers try to protect themselves from agritourism Business Beat: Liberal arts degrees turning into ag jobs http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-liberal-arts-degrees-turning-ag-jobs <p>This week: KBIA spoke with a director of the center of Agro Forestry at the University of Missouri on why the state isn&#39;t using biomass as a renewable energy source. Plus, one company is hiring people with degrees you wouldn&#39;t expect.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:06:52 +0000 Nick Adams 7689 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Liberal arts degrees turning into ag jobs Business Beat: FDA challenging the use of antibiotics in animals http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-fda-challenging-use-antibiotics-animals <p>This week:&nbsp; Harvest Public Media speaks with a University of Nebraska Educator who just returned from Afghanistan where he helped teach Afghanis farming techniques, and the FDA is looking to change the way Cephalosporins are used for animals. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:18:04 +0000 Nick Adams 7232 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: FDA challenging the use of antibiotics in animals Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm http://kbia.org/post/proposed-child-labor-changes-questioned-farm <p>This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:46:59 +0000 Nick Adams 6313 at http://kbia.org Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm Struggling Infrastructure in the Midwest http://kbia.org/post/struggling-infrastructure-midwest <p>This week:&nbsp;we look at how diversity in Missouri can lead to better business and how&nbsp;struggling Midwest infrastructure can&nbsp;affect&nbsp;you at the grocery store.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>By: Nick Adams&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:53:49 +0000 Nick Adams 5332 at http://kbia.org Struggling Infrastructure in the Midwest Still farming despite disability http://kbia.org/post/still-farming-despite-disability <p>Business Beat looks at economic and business news around mid-Missouri. Starting this week, we&rsquo;re adding another voice into the mix. Business Beat will be a platform for weekly reporting from Harvest Public Media. Harvest is a network of reporters across&nbsp; five states reporting on the topics of food, fuel and field.</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:14:20 +0000 Nick Adams 4947 at http://kbia.org Still farming despite disability Growing organic is the way to go http://kbia.org/post/growing-organic-way-go <p>KBIA&#39;s Ryan Famuliner talks with Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller about the latest in the Mamtek hearing.&nbsp; Plus, talk about a cash crop.&nbsp; A recent study suggests organic crops could bring in more money per acre. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:18:57 +0000 Nick Adams 4543 at http://kbia.org Growing organic is the way to go Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-nov-16-2011 <p>This week: KBIA reports from Southeast Missouri on what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing to prepare for another possible flood disaster.&nbsp; Plus Columbia residents approved a new sales tax.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:41:05 +0000 Nick Adams 3748 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011 Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-nov-9-2011 <p>This week:&nbsp; A reporter for KBIA talks with the largest newspaper in Germany and how it is surviving the economic crisis threatening the newspaper industry, and a unique store along the Katy Trail.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:37:39 +0000 Nick Adams 3311 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011 Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-nov-2-2011 <p>This week: Special Session ended last week with many questions still unanswered, and farmers are doing everything they can to hold on to government subsidies for crop insurance.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:51:04 +0000 Nick Adams 2920 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011 Business Beat: October 26, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-october-26-2011-0 <p>This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:14:44 +0000 Nick Adams 2483 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: October 26, 2011 Business Beat: October 19, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-october-19-2011 <p>This week: a Missouri auctioneer tries to prove his worth in the competitive business of auctioneering and a 106 year-old community sees the end of an institution.</p><p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:31:59 +0000 Nick Adams 2077 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: October 19, 2011