Business Beat: September 7, 2011

This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

We’re a year away from the expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill, which means the 2012 Farm Bill discussion is heating up. But first, there’s the little matter of Congress’s newly formed super committee that has been tasked with cutting $1.5 trillion in government spending. Harvest Public Media’s Eric Durban reports from an August field hearing on the Farm Bill, where the deficit was shaping the discussion.

State legislators met in Jefferson City this week to discuss various issues in a special session.  One main issue is if the government should cut property tax breaks in order to make room for bigger businesses.  Scott Kanowsky has the story.

Everyone knows the saying two is better than one and according to Stephen Ferris, it’s no different with CEO’s.  Dr. Ferris is Rodger’s chair of money, credit, and banking in the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business. His research suggests having two CEO’s is a success for businesses. Nick Adams spoke with Ferris about his findings.