crops

Weather
8:32 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

Credit Au Kirk / Flickr

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland — a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.

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Agriculture
5:44 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides

Millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to make pesticides are being held at U.S. ports because the EPA personnel that normally inspect the shipments are furloughed during the government shutdown.
Credit flickr/ingridtaylar

The government shutdown is creating a backlog of chemicals needed to produce the steady supply of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides American farmers count on to keep pests from destroying their crops.

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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Newscast for March 20, 2012

A group continued protest against a bust of Rush Limbaugh in the Missouri Capitol Monday.
j.stephenconn flickr

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Democrats push ethics bill
  • Missourians can now apply for state money to grow specialty crops
  • The fight over a bust of conservative talk show host in Missouri Capitol continues
Science, Health and Technology
9:00 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm

jungmoon Flickr

Insect scientists say biotech corn is losing its ability to fend off a major insect pest known as the corn rootworm.  The scientists say continued widespread use of genetically-modified corn will only make the problem worse.

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Agriculture
4:23 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Missouri still dealing with last year's drought

Kecko Flickr

In 2011, Missouri experienced its worst drought season since the 1950s, causing a shortage of grains and lowering the quality of feed for livestock.

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