Farmers intend to plant 96 million acres of corn this year, according to a new study by the National Agricultural Statistic Service, or NASS. That’s a 4 percent increase over last year, and the most land dedicated to corn since 1937. Here are the factors for this year's record amount of corn production.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of a levee at the height of spring flooding.
How do consumers make decisions about what they consume? And, how are the various stakeholders attempting to shape those thoughts about food? Host Reuben Stern spoke with four experts with diverse views about the messages and motives behind these controversies in this special Intersection event,
Columbia residents who want to buy local fruits and vegetables, but have trouble getting to the farmers market will be able to get there more easily by bus starting next month, thanks to a new USDA grant.
When it comes to food, it’s often hard to know what’s fact, fiction, or exaggeration. Join KBIA and Harvest Public Media for Digest This: a public discussion looking at the messages behind how our food is produced. Experts will examine the arguments -- and emotions -- that go into our food choices, and consider what’s at stake.