crops http://kbia.org en Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees http://kbia.org/post/mid-april-freeze-threatens-fruit-trees <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland — a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:32:04 +0000 Associated Press 51351 at http://kbia.org Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-creates-backlog-ag-chemicals-used-pesticides <p>The government shutdown is creating a backlog of chemicals needed to produce the steady supply of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides American farmers count on to keep pests from destroying their crops.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:44:45 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42170 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides Newscast for March 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-20-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri Democrats push ethics bill</li><li>Missourians can now apply for state money to grow specialty crops</li><li>The fight over a bust of conservative talk show host in Missouri Capitol continues</li></ul> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:52:49 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10869 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 20, 2012 Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm http://kbia.org/post/scientists-say-pesticide-not-fending-corn-rootworm <p>Insect scientists say biotech corn is losing its ability to fend off a major insect pest known as the corn rootworm.&nbsp; The scientists say continued widespread use of genetically-modified corn will only make the problem worse. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:00:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10376 at http://kbia.org Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm Missouri still dealing with last year's drought http://kbia.org/post/missouri-still-dealing-last-years-drought <p>In 2011, Missouri experienced its worst drought season since the 1950s, causing a shortage of grains and lowering the quality of feed for livestock.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:23:13 +0000 9456 at http://kbia.org Missouri still dealing with last year's drought