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.
This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.
The Travel Channel show ‚ÄúTruck Stop Missouri‚ÄĚ takes place at the Midway Auto Truck Plaza in Fayette, Missouri.¬† The show‚Äôs gathered a lot of attention here in mid-Missouri ‚Äď but how helpful is all the attention?¬†KBIA‚Äôs Ryan Schmidt visited Fayette, and asked local proprietors there about the show‚Äôs impact on business.¬†
Business Beat looks at economic and business news around mid-Missouri. Starting this week, we‚Äôre adding another voice into the mix. Business Beat will be a platform for weekly reporting from Harvest Public Media. Harvest is a network of reporters across¬† five states reporting on the topics of food, fuel and field.
A new study finds that Missouri women earn about 75% of what men earn. As Jacob McCleland tells us, a U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that Missouri‚Äôs earning gap has remained relatively unchanged since 1997.
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.
Demand for ‚Äėalternatively raised meat‚Äô seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it‚Äôs not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.
The rural community of Belle in Osage County may soon have a new quarry‚ÄĒwhether residents like it or not. KBIA‚Äôs Sydney Miller was at a meeting in Jefferson City regarding the quarry, and files this report.