Business Beat: Niche crops receive support in Missouri, Proposition 2 struck down

Nov 5, 2014

Missouri is known for its agricultural interest in cash crops, but some farmers are beginning to invest in something other than soybeans, corn and hogs. Missouri Business Alert’s Matt Zuzolo reports on niche specialty crops that are turning heads and making money for farmers.

Columbia's Proposition 2, a tax on new development in the city, was voted down on Tuesday night's ballot. If the proposition had passed, development fees would have increased by 50 cents per square foot on construction, something supporters say would help to sustain Columbia's infrastructure. KBIA's Jack Howard reports on the loss and the supporters who are continuing the fight.