Business Beat

Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

A weekly look at business issues important to mid-Missouri.

Growing organic is the way to go

Nov 30, 2011

KBIA's Ryan Famuliner talks with Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller about the latest in the Mamtek hearing.  Plus, talk about a cash crop.  A recent study suggests organic crops could bring in more money per acre.

Hilary Stohs-Krause / NET

Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011

Nov 16, 2011
Carah Hart / KBIA

This week: KBIA reports from Southeast Missouri on what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing to prepare for another possible flood disaster.  Plus Columbia residents approved a new sales tax. 

Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011

Nov 9, 2011
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This week:  A reporter for KBIA talks with the largest newspaper in Germany and how it is surviving the economic crisis threatening the newspaper industry, and a unique store along the Katy Trail. 

Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011

Nov 2, 2011
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This week: Special Session ended last week with many questions still unanswered, and farmers are doing everything they can to hold on to government subsidies for crop insurance.

Business Beat: October 26, 2011

Oct 26, 2011
Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16. 

Business Beat: October 19, 2011

Oct 19, 2011

This week: a Missouri auctioneer tries to prove his worth in the competitive business of auctioneering and a 106 year-old community sees the end of an institution.

We’ll see how the next couple weeks are vital for the European Union, and how this will affect Mid-Missouri. Plus, we’ll dig a little deeper into the ongoing story about Mamtek and how this affects other cities in Missouri.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

Business Beat October: 7th, 2011

Oct 10, 2011

Our first story deals with rural hospitals in Missouri.  Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, Washington has to live within its means. As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports.

Kelly Gehringer

This week: President Obama’s budget tax could effect Missouri Hospitals.  Another company cuts jobs from Moberly.  The Columbia Regional Airport is approved to have major renovations.

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This week:  Direct payments for farmers could be coming to a halt.  … And a business incubator built in Sedalia could have a positive impact lined up for the city.  Hosted by Nick Adams

This week: Yogurt businesses are booming in Columbia, but is it because of a preconceived notion? Mamtek International, based in Moberly, was suppose to bring 600 more jobs to the city but is now having financial difficulty.  And Monday’s City Council meeting left Columbians unhappy with a new price increase.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

Clay Masters / Harvest Public Media

This week: Young farmers are finding it harder to start a farm.  And, federal cuts have been proposed to cut state Amtrak Lines.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

Eric Durban / Harvest Public Media

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.

Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.