nitrate poisoning http://kbia.org en Scientists detect high levels of nitrogen in Midwest waterways http://kbia.org/post/scientists-detect-high-levels-nitrogen-midwest-waterways <p>This spring and summer, U.S. Geological Survey scientists <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/scientists-check-corn-belt-waters-effects-ag-runoff">waded into 100 Midwest streams</a> to test for hundreds of chemicals used in farming, including nutrients, pesticides like atrazine and glyphosate, and livestock hormones. The results from the study are trickling in. But preliminary findings indicate that from May through early July, 21 percent of the region’s streams contained very high levels of nitrogen in the form of nitrates.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:39:02 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 39487 at http://kbia.org Scientists detect high levels of nitrogen in Midwest waterways Newscast for Friday, July 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-july-27-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Intense demand prompts Nixon to announce more water funding for farmers</li><li>MU Faculty call to postpone press shutdown</li><li>Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning</li></ul> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:22:11 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18294 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, July 27, 2012 Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning http://kbia.org/post/drought-puts-cows-midwest-risk-nitrate-poisoning <p>Junior Roberts&rsquo; cows near Billmore, Missouri, are lucky. The grass they&rsquo;re grazing on just tested negative for high levels of nitrate. But Roberts says he&rsquo;s not through testing his 1,400 acres, and he knows that many farmers are selling off their herds rather than pay for alternative foods for their cattle.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:34:49 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 18270 at http://kbia.org Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning