jeremy bernfeld http://kbia.org en Robots on the farm http://kbia.org/post/robots-farm <p>There&rsquo;s always work to be done on the farm, but often it&rsquo;s the same work day, after day, after day. Parts of the job must feel a bit like an assembly line.<br /><br />While it&rsquo;s impossible to automate farming like many manufacturers have automated their assembly lines, using robotic technology on the farm might not be so far off.</p><p><strong>Farm robots in the classroom</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:35:07 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 15110 at http://kbia.org Robots on the farm Rural commodities brokers still dealing with MF Global fallout http://kbia.org/post/rural-commodities-brokers-still-dealing-mf-global-fallout <p>This week: Harvest Public Media takes an in depth look into rural commodity brokers, and the tug of war battle between MF Global and rural farmers, and a look back on the store Cool Stuff. Wed, 02 May 2012 18:51:51 +0000 Nick Adams 13426 at http://kbia.org Rural commodities brokers still dealing with MF Global fallout Rural brokers pick up pieces after MF Global crisis http://kbia.org/post/rural-brokers-pick-pieces-after-mf-global-crisis <p>When futures trading firm MF Global went bankrupt at the end of October, regulators discovered $1.6 billion in customer funds missing, much of it belonging to Midwest farmers and ranchers. But MF Global clients aren&rsquo;t the only ones hurting in farm country. Wed, 02 May 2012 18:35:54 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 13423 at http://kbia.org Rural brokers pick up pieces after MF Global crisis Nixon outlines "Missouri Works" in face of job creation criticism http://kbia.org/post/nixon-outlines-missouri-works-face-job-creation-criticism <p>This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:40:38 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 6883 at http://kbia.org Nixon outlines "Missouri Works" in face of job creation criticism