missouri farm bureau http://kbia.org en What does the ‘right to farm’ mean in Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/what-does-right-farm-mean-missouri <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Congress members are throwing their support behind a proposed “right to farm” amendment in Missouri’s constitution. But critics are pointing to the measure’s ambiguous language as problematic.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:09:13 +0000 Kristofor Husted 54096 at http://kbia.org What does the ‘right to farm’ mean in Missouri? The end of Missouri’s dry season looks positive, especially for farmers http://kbia.org/post/end-missouri-s-dry-season-looks-positive-especially-farmers <p>Deadly arctic storms, freezing rains and thunderstorms, Missouri has seen it all so far this past spring. As we enter into warmer months, local farmers are hopeful for a good planting season.</p><p> Crops like wheat are planted a week before or after the first frost. Come late-March, early-May, rain is needed for moisture as the crops come out of dormancy.</p><p>“Moist soil helps to activate herbicides, if they’re being used, and that way they will better control the weeds that they’re trying to target,” said Kelly Smith, director of marketing commodities for the Missouri Farm Bureau.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:13:33 +0000 Sara Pang 52239 at http://kbia.org The end of Missouri’s dry season looks positive, especially for farmers Missouri Farm Bureau holds annual Commodity Conference http://kbia.org/post/missouri-farm-bureau-holds-annual-commodity-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual Commodity Conference and Legislative Briefing brought over 200 Missouri farmers to Jefferson City Monday and Tuesday. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst said the event is meant to help inform Missouri farmers of current issues in agriculture.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:51:21 +0000 Emerald O'Brien & Xiaosu Tian 48731 at http://kbia.org Missouri Farm Bureau holds annual Commodity Conference Elk program pleases hunters, but not farmers http://kbia.org/post/elk-program-pleases-hunters-not-farmers <p>In 2011, the Department of Conservation started reintroducing elk into the state of Missouri.&nbsp; The elk were brought in from Kentucky and released onto land designated as the Elk Relocation Zone.&nbsp; Part of this “zone” is conservation land in the Missouri Ozarks called Peck Ranch.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right now, there’s a herd of more than a hundred elk roaming around in the Missouri Ozarks.&nbsp; But, you might not know it just by looking around.&nbsp; You see, they’re actually kind of hard to find in the woods.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 48190 at http://kbia.org Elk program pleases hunters, but not farmers Propane users struggling in light of high prices and brutal winter http://kbia.org/post/propane-users-struggling-light-high-prices-and-brutal-winter <p>Missouri residents and farmers who buy propane using the market price have suffered as prices have increased to unusually high levels in recent weeks across the Midwest.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:55:37 +0000 Brian Ruehlmann 47972 at http://kbia.org Propane users struggling in light of high prices and brutal winter Columbia's Ronald McDonald House recieves food donations http://kbia.org/post/columbias-ronald-mcdonald-house-recieves-food-donations <p>The Ronald McDonald House in Columbia received a donation of food from the Missouri Farm Bureau on Friday, February 7.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:09:09 +0000 Hope Kirwan 47946 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Ronald McDonald House recieves food donations Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging http://kbia.org/post/ag-groups-want-gov-nixon-oppose-mo-river-dredging <p></p><p>Nearly a dozen Missouri agriculture groups sent a letter to Governor Jay Nixon this week calling for his support to oppose a dredging project in the Missouri River.</p><p>The project – near Arrow Rock, Missouri – was set up several years ago to create a shallow water habitat for several fish species including the pallid sturgeon – an endangered fish. Under the US Army Corps of Engineers plan, the soil excavated from the site would be deposited into the Missouri River. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:53:53 +0000 Kristofor Husted 39746 at http://kbia.org Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging Ag officials search for Missouri century farms http://kbia.org/post/ag-officials-search-missouri-century-farms <p>Agriculture officials want to recognize more Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years.</p><p>More than 8,000 century farms have been honored since Missouri began the program in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebration.</p><p>The University of Missouri Extension says farms that have been in the same family since December 31st, 1913, can receive the distinction. Applications must be postmarked by May 15th.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:38:26 +0000 Associated Press 30564 at http://kbia.org Ag officials search for Missouri century farms Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement http://kbia.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-pac-reaffirms-akin-endorsement <em>Will be updated.</em><p>The Missouri Farm Bureau political action committee announced that it's sticking by its endorsement of Congressman Todd Akin as he faces incumbent Claire McCaskill in the race for US Senate.<p>In a release to the media, FARM-PAC, made up of trustees from the farm bureaus in every Missouri county, say that they again "overwhelmingly" voted to support Akin.<p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">“During the conference calls, some of our members brought up the statement made by Congressman Akin last month; however, they a Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:09:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 20956 at http://kbia.org Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement Missouri Farm Bureau reconsiders Akin endorsement http://kbia.org/post/missouri-farm-bureau-reconsiders-akin-endorsement <p>One of Republican U-S Senate nominee Todd Akin’s key endorsements is now in jeopardy.</p><p>The Missouri Farm Bureau’s political action committee overwhelmingly endorsed Akin over Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, but that was before he made his controversial statement that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy in cases of, quote, “legitimate rape.”&nbsp; Chris Fennewald, who edits publications for the Missouri Farm Bureau, confirms that the Bureau’s county leaders are rethinking their endorsement of Akin.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:16:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 20474 at http://kbia.org Missouri Farm Bureau reconsiders Akin endorsement Mo. Farm Bureau reconsidering Akin endorsement http://kbia.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-reconsidering-akin-endorsement <P><A href="http://www.mofb.org/">Missouri Farm Bureau</A>&#160;members are&#160;reconsidering&#160;their endorsement of Republican <A href="http://www.akin.org/">Todd Akin</A> for U.S. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:48:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 20374 at http://kbia.org Mo. Farm Bureau reconsidering Akin endorsement Newscast for August 10, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-10-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Akin and Spence</li><li>Gov. Nixon appoints Charlie Shields to the State Board of Education</li><li>New environmental concerns over an area north of St. Louis County</li></ul> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 23:20:07 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19189 at http://kbia.org Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Akin http://kbia.org/post/missouri-farm-bureau-endorses-akin <p>Missouri&rsquo;s two main US Senate hopefuls made pitches Friday to members of the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City.&nbsp; Fri, 10 Aug 2012 23:09:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19187 at http://kbia.org Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Akin GOP candidate Dave Spence receives nod from Missouri Farm Bureau http://kbia.org/post/gop-candidate-dave-spence-receives-nod-missouri-farm-bureau <p>Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and his Republican challenger Dave Spence spent Friday persuading members of the Missouri Farm Bureau to give them their endorsement.&nbsp; Nixon told them that he has sought relief for drought-plagued farmers, hawked Missouri farm products around the world, and stood up to his own party&rsquo;s president over how much work kids can do on family farms.<br /> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:18:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19184 at http://kbia.org GOP candidate Dave Spence receives nod from Missouri Farm Bureau The rural crime of cattle theft resurfaces in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/rural-crime-cattle-theft-resurfaces-missouri <p>In late May, thieves stole thirteen cows from a Walnut Grove, Missouri farm. Rural Greene County in southwest Missouri has reported at least four cattle rustling cases with more than 100 missing cows this year. Kelly Smith is marketing and commodities director&nbsp;of the Missouri Farm Bureau. She says cattle rustling is a problem that has recently resurfaced:&nbsp;&quot;It kind of peaked itself out probably in 2008 and 9, went away and has come back again. Where we see cattle rustling take place, typically is Southwest Missouri, where we see it happen a lot.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:03:28 +0000 15492 at http://kbia.org The rural crime of cattle theft resurfaces in Missouri