wine 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 Conservation or ag land; climate change and Missouri wine http://kbia.org/post/conservation-or-ag-land-climate-change-and-missouri-wine <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With a new farm bill, farmers may have access to fewer dollars for conservation. For 27 years, the popular Conservation Reserve Program has transformed small parcels of land, contributing to cleaner water, more habitat for migrating birds and less soil erosion. But as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports from Iowa, the program has been enrolling fewer acres in recent years and it’s not just budget cuts that could make it smaller still.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:37:03 +0000 Kristofor Husted 33824 at http://kbia.org Conservation or ag land; climate change and Missouri wine MU professor dies in car crash http://kbia.org/post/mu-professor-dies-car-crash <p></p><p>A University of Missouri professor recently hired to help promote the state's wine industry died in a weekend car crash.</p><p>The <a href="bit.ly/Q5uePc">Columbia Daily Tribune</a> reports that 32-year-old Anthony Peccoux died in a one-car crash Saturday night. He came to the university from France in March as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:04:39 +0000 Associated Press 24765 at http://kbia.org MU professor dies in car crash 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 Breeding new grape varieties http://kbia.org/post/breeding-new-grape-varieties <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">This week on the show: do you know what&#39;s living in your firewood? Plus, new cultivars could change Missouri&#39;s wine industry.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; "> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:06:39 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7337 at http://kbia.org Breeding new grape varieties Under the Microscope: November 3, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-november-3-2011 <p>This week on the show: do you know what&#39;s living in your firewood? Plus, new cultivars could change Missouri&#39;s wine industry.</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:02:40 +0000 Kyle Deas 2962 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: November 3, 2011