runoff http://kbia.org en Field Notes: CAFOs and aid for veterans in the Farm Bill http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-cafos-and-aid-veterans-farm-bill <p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44841 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: CAFOs and aid for veterans in the Farm Bill CAFO concerns in environmentally sensitive areas http://kbia.org/post/cafo-concerns-environmentally-sensitive-areas <p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Thanks to tight competition, hog farmers are feeling a push to expand or get out of the business. That means indoor confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are growing, even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.</p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">The hog industry’s impact on the water supply is worrying many residents of northeast Iowa’s Winneshiek County, near Decorah.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Clay Masters 44842 at http://kbia.org CAFO concerns in environmentally sensitive areas Why does the water taste so funny in Columbia? http://kbia.org/post/why-does-water-taste-so-funny-columbia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Actually we think it's pretty ok. But some people can't stand it! CoMo Explained investigates with guest host </span><a href="http://www.kbia.org/people/abbie-fentress-swanson">Abbie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Fentress</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kbia.org/people/abbie-fentress-swanson"> Swanson</a>:</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:55:03 +0000 Scott Pham 37222 at http://kbia.org Why does the water taste so funny in Columbia? Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff http://kbia.org/post/scientists-check-corn-belt-waters-effects-ag-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eleven miles northeast of Centralia, Mo., five U.S. Geological Survey scientists don waders and bright reflective life jackets to wade into </span>Goodwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Creek. Plenty of fish live in the stream’s murky slow-moving waters, along with snakes, crayfish, mussels and snapping turtles. On this overcast morning, the team collects water samples and checks submerged cages of </span>fathead<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> minnows for eggs.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:13:44 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 35608 at http://kbia.org Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff