interactive maps http://kbia.org en Largest slaughterhouses mostly in rural communities http://kbia.org/post/largest-slaughterhouses-mostly-rural-communities <p>The largest slaughterhouses in the US were once located in major metropolitan areas. But they have relocated. Now many remote rural communities are struggling to serve the needs of new immigrant and refugee populations who are the backbone of America's meatpacking plants.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:43:34 +0000 Harvest Public Media 42924 at http://kbia.org Largest slaughterhouses mostly in rural communities Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble? http://kbia.org/post/corn-belt-farmland-newest-real-estate-bubble Howard Audsley has been driving through Missouri for the past 30 years to assess the value of farmland. Barreling down the flat roads of Saline County on a recent day, he stopped his truck at a 160-acre tract of newly tilled black land. The land sold in February for $10,700<strong> </strong>per acre, double what it would have gone for five years ago.<p>Heading out into the field, Audsley picked up a clod of the dirt that makes this pocket of land some of the priciest in the state.<p>"This is a very loamy, very productive, but loamy soil," Audsley said. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:54:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 24251 at http://kbia.org Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble?