grapes http://kbia.org en Business Beat: Propane price spikes, Missouri grapes combat climate change http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-propane-price-spikes-missouri-grapes-combat-climate-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter.</p><p>But it's not just homes that lack adequate access to heating energy. Harvest Public Media's Peter Gray reports on the recent fuel shortage, and how it's hitting farms that put bacon and eggs on your plate in the morning.</p><p>If you are a fan of wine, particularly European wines, from France, Italy or Germany, you can be proud of the role Missouri plays in creating that wine.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 48062 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Propane price spikes, Missouri grapes combat climate change MU seeks matching funds for teaching winery http://kbia.org/post/mu-seeks-matching-funds-teaching-winery <p>The University of Missouri&nbsp; has raised half of the $3 million it needs to build a teaching winery.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/19vvi4k">Columbia Missourian</a> reports that the university now is seeking matching money from the state for the facility. Plans calls for a research building and wine and food education facility to be added in later phases.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:21:33 +0000 Associated Press 45973 at http://kbia.org MU seeks matching funds for teaching winery Hot, dry conditions bring mixed forecast for Missouri wine producers http://kbia.org/post/hot-dry-conditions-bring-mixed-forecast-missouri-wine-producers <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="black" size="3"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;">Missouri winemakers are watching their grape vines carefully this summer.</span></font><br /><font color="black" size="4"><span style="font-size:13.5pt;"> </span></font><br /><font color="black" size="4"><span style="font-size:13.5pt;"> </span></font><font color="black" size="3"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;">A little stress can positively effect grape quality, but as wine experts are concerned this year&rsquo;s heat and drought may be too much.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></span> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:56:06 +0000 Jacob McCleland 17066 at http://kbia.org Hot, dry conditions bring mixed forecast for Missouri wine producers