missouri drone journalism program http://kbia.org en Northern states enjoy an oil boom with free Missouri River water [video] http://kbia.org/post/northern-states-enjoy-oil-boom-free-missouri-river-water-video <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In North Dakota’s arid badlands, huge tanker trucks rumble along the hundreds of new dirt roads that web the mottled landscape. They roll over slotted metal grates that keep cows from wandering onto drilling pads. A metal sign pockmarked with bullet holes reads, “Little Missouri National Grassland: Land of Many Uses.”</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Brendan Gibbons 38136 at http://kbia.org Northern states enjoy an oil boom with free Missouri River water [video] Archaeologists unearth more clues from ancient Cahokia civilization http://kbia.org/post/archaeologists-unearth-more-clues-ancient-cahokia-civilization <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a blustery day in April, Italian </span>archaeology<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> student Marco </span>Valeri<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stepped into an </span>archaeological<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dig at the </span><a href="http://www.cahokiamounds.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cahokia Mounds</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Gwen Girsdansky & Cade Cleavelin 34474 at http://kbia.org Archaeologists unearth more clues from ancient Cahokia civilization Tiny variations the key to better wheat at MU research farm [video] http://kbia.org/post/tiny-variations-key-better-wheat-mu-research-farm-video <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At MU's </span><a href="http://aes.missouri.edu/bradford/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bradford Research and Extension Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, researchers are testing thousands of genetically unique variations of wheat. They'll ultimately insert the best of them into the market as more productive, profitable wheat varieties.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:36:43 +0000 Cade Cleavelin 32841 at http://kbia.org Tiny variations the key to better wheat at MU research farm [video] Field Notes: Using drones to capture a prairie burn in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-using-drones-capture-prairie-burn-missouri <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><strong><u><a _cke_saved_href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes" href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes">Field Notes</a></u></strong><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:17:43 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Scott Pham 31973 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Using drones to capture a prairie burn in Missouri Flames fuel prairie revival [video] http://kbia.org/post/flames-fuel-prairie-revival-video <p>As a north wind rippled through the native grasses of Missouri’s Tucker Prairie on a sunny afternoon in April, the burn was about to begin.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:49:55 +0000 Brendan Gibbons & Ben Unglesbee 31748 at http://kbia.org Flames fuel prairie revival [video] Mo. House endorses anti-drone measure http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-anti-drone-measure <p>The use of manned or unmanned aircraft for criminal investigations or surveillance of farms would be barred in Missouri under a <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/perf/HB0046P.htm" target="_blank">bill advanced by the House </a>without receiving prior consent.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:50:33 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Associated Press 31494 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses anti-drone measure Why are there 50,000 snow geese in mid-Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/why-are-there-50000-snow-geese-mid-missouri <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">On Saturday as many as 50,000 snow geese congregated at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, a 4,400-acre wildlife refuge&nbsp;</span><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Columbia,+MO&amp;daddr=Eagle+Bluffs+Conservation+Area,+Columbia,+MO+65203&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=38.85535,-92.434716&amp;sspn=0.01828,0.02811&amp;geocode=FRlbUgIdCBh_-inJgoG786vchzEgb726LWkRoA%3BFYbYUAIdEIt9-inF8C4ZErPchzHdFloeBV2kyg&amp;mra=ls&amp;t=m&amp;z" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">southwest of Columbia</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:00:13 +0000 Ben Unglesbee 30485 at http://kbia.org Why are there 50,000 snow geese in mid-Missouri?