infographics http://kbia.org en Can you make any money raising organic beef in Missouri? [infographic] http://kbia.org/post/can-you-make-any-money-raising-organic-beef-missouri-infographic <p>In Tebbetts, Mo., JJR Family Farm raised USDA-certified organic livestock without antibiotics or genetically-modified feed. &nbsp;After six years of raising and selling organic beef, they decided it was just too expensive to keep the certification. &nbsp;Rancher John Rice helped us figure out just how much it costs to raise organic beef in Missouri. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:18:06 +0000 Scott Pham & Abbie Fentress Swanson 25531 at http://kbia.org Can you make any money raising organic beef in Missouri? [infographic] How much is organic certification worth? http://kbia.org/post/how-much-organic-certification-worth <p>The organic farming industry is booming. Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its federal organic certification program in 2002, the number of organic farms has more than doubled. U.S. organic food sales have also grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $31.5 billion in 2011, according to the <u><a href="http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2012/04/us_consumerdriven_organic_mark.html">Organic Trade Association</a></u>. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:15:14 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 25527 at http://kbia.org How much is organic certification worth? Investors angle for a piece of precious farmland http://kbia.org/post/investors-angle-piece-precious-farmland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howard </span>Audsley<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who wears dark glasses and has his hair cut short in a crew cut, has been driving his Toyota truck through the state of Missouri for the past 30 years to assess the value of farmland. Barreling down the flat roads of Saline County, Mo., on a recent day, </span>Audsley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stopped his truck at a 160-acre tract of newly tilled black land. The land sold for $10,700 an acre&nbsp;last February, double what it would have gone for five years ago.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:30:34 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 23804 at http://kbia.org Investors angle for a piece of precious farmland Columbia Regional Airport passenger traffic, 2000-2012 [infographic] http://kbia.org/post/columbia-regional-airport-passenger-traffic-2000-2012-infographic <p>Since 2000, airlines have come and gone at Columbia Regional Airport (COU), changing in the number of passengers passing through the airport. This graph shows the total number of passengers who arrived or departed on commercial aircraft at COU since 2000.</p><p>Click on a letter to see which airlines came or went at that particular time. &nbsp;All numbers and events took place during the month listed, although the graph will denote that time as the first of the month. &nbsp;Use the scrollbar at the bottom to change the view of the graph.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:09:41 +0000 Charles Minshew 23235 at http://kbia.org Columbia Regional Airport passenger traffic, 2000-2012 [infographic] How big is the agritourism industry? [graphic] http://kbia.org/post/how-big-agritourism-industry-graphic <p>Fully understanding the potential of agritourism in the Midwest and the country as a whole is hampered by two factors: the lack of an official definition of agritourism and the limited amount of economic data available.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:00:29 +0000 Camille Phillips 18352 at http://kbia.org How big is the agritourism industry? [graphic]