farmers http://kbia.org en Spike in propane price worries Midwest farmers http://kbia.org/post/spike-propane-price-worries-midwest-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Peter Gray 48061 at http://kbia.org Spike in propane price worries Midwest farmers Mississippi farmers denied new trial in Monsanto suit http://kbia.org/post/mississippi-farmers-denied-new-trial-monsanto-suit <p>A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Missouri-based Monsanto for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Michael Mills ruled this week that Mitchell and Eddie Scruggs owe Monsanto Co. $6.3 million damages as a jury found in 2010. Prejudgment interest dating back to 2000 has increased the amount to $8.9 million.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:23:37 +0000 Associated Press 44313 at http://kbia.org Mississippi farmers denied new trial in Monsanto suit 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 Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pass-farm-constitutional-amendment <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a> have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch using "modern methods." Tue, 14 May 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33731 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment Healthcare overhaul could change the way farmers access insurance http://kbia.org/post/healthcare-overhaul-could-change-way-farmers-access-insurance <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we'll examine the Affordable Care Act's impact on farmers, and hear how one enzyme manufacturer was able to grow its business.</span></p></div><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:35:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30271 at http://kbia.org Healthcare overhaul could change the way farmers access insurance Health insurance unknowns loom for farmers as Affordable Care Act approaches http://kbia.org/post/health-insurance-unknowns-loom-farmers-affordable-care-act-approaches <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Marilyn Andersen raises angora goats and llamas for wool that she spins and weaves in her studio at Two Cedars Weaving in Story City, Iowa. She also has a part-time job coordinating distribution of local produce through a service called Farm to Folk. Neither effort comes with health insurance. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:09:37 +0000 Amy Mayer 30077 at http://kbia.org Health insurance unknowns loom for farmers as Affordable Care Act approaches Mo. House OKs farming constitutional amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-oks-farming-constitutional-amendment <p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a measure that supporters say will help protect farmers.<br>The proposed state constitutional amendment would prohibit laws that limit what it calls modern farming and ranching practices unless they're passed by the Legislature. The measure would add that the right to engage in modern farming and ranching practices are "forever guaranteed."</p><p>House members endorsed the measure Wednesday. It needs another vote before moving to the state Senate. If it passes the Legislature, the amendment would go to a statewide vote.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:30:38 +0000 Associated Press 29632 at http://kbia.org Mo. House OKs farming constitutional amendment State grant could boost some rural economies http://kbia.org/post/state-grant-could-boost-some-rural-economies <p>Several agricultural projects in Missouri are benefiting from a state grant program aimed at boosting the economies in rural areas of the state.</p><p>The Missouri Value-Added Grant Program announced this week that it’s granting $370,000 to six agricultural business projects across the state. The program is funded through the Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) and gives funding based on creation and development in rural agricultural business.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:26:32 +0000 Zach Garcia 21410 at http://kbia.org State grant could boost some rural economies Nixon extends drought declaration http://kbia.org/post/nixon-extends-drought-declaration <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is extending his declaration of a state of emergency until mid-November because of drought, heat and the risk of fire.</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:16:06 +0000 Associated Press 20895 at http://kbia.org Nixon extends drought declaration Caution urged for farmers on roads http://kbia.org/post/caution-urged-farmers-roads <p>The head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says drivers need to be careful now that the state has granted drought-related waivers that will result in more farm machinery on the roads.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation granted the waivers because the drought is forcing some farmers to travel longer distances to obtain hay, silage and grain.</p><p>Patrol Superintendent Ron Replogle encouraged farmers to review regulations related to farm vehicles and the transportation of goods.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:49:35 +0000 Associated Press 19443 at http://kbia.org Caution urged for farmers on roads Drought forces some to rethink crop insurance http://kbia.org/post/drought-forces-some-rethink-crop-insurance <p>Corn prices surged to a new record high on Monday, as the worst drought in more than 50 years continues to plague more than half the country. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:58:02 +0000 Adam Allington 18642 at http://kbia.org Drought forces some to rethink crop insurance Newscast for April 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-2-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>A potential tax break for business and business owners in Missouri.</li><li>A look at how this year&#39;s early warm weather affects insects.</li><li>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to avoid a lawsuit from southeast Missouri farmers.</li></ul> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:06:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 11632 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 2, 2012 Farmers lawsuit against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in limbo http://kbia.org/post/farmers-lawsuit-against-us-army-corps-engineers-limbo <p><span style="background-color: white; line-height: 150%; ">The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year&#39;s intentional breach of a levee at the height of spring flooding.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:24:48 +0000 Associated Press 11561 at http://kbia.org Farmers lawsuit against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in limbo