Harvest Public Media
3:16 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

'Right To Farm' Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Farmer Jeff Jones and his daughters feed grain to their foraging cattle once a day in Callaway County, Mo. They’re concerned about the health and environmental effects a potential hog farm next door might have.
Kristofor Husted Harvest Public Media

The agriculture industry is a cornerstone of the Midwest economy. In some states, it may even become a right.

In Missouri, the so-called “right to farm” is on the ballot in the form of an amendment to the state Constitution. And the controversial provision could be a model for Constitutional additions on other ag-heavy states.

Though the “right to farm” provision is focused on agriculture, it has pitted farmer against farmer with some worried that the results could change the face of farming in the Midwest.

Accountability concerns

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3:01 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

Bed-sharing Among Leading Causes of Infant Deaths

Bed-sharing is the predominant cause of death among young infants
Bridget Colia Flickr

A new study suggests that bed-sharing is the predominant cause of death among young infants.

The majority of sleep related deaths among infants younger than one year is due to bed-sharing, as a research published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed earlier this month.

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3:40 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Female Referee To Officiate SEMO-Kansas Football Game

A female referee will officiate Southeast Missouri State University’s non-conference football game with the University of Kansas in September. Catherine "Cat" Conti will be the first woman to referee a game with a Big 12 Conference team.

The Big 12’s commissioner calls Conti “a darn good official” and she’ll have a chance to show her skills on September 6 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Southeast athletic director Mark Alnutt said Conti earned the opportunity to referee the game.

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6:19 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Missouri Attorney General Talks In Favor of Right-to-farm

Christ Koster at the Kirchdoerfer farm.
Marine Perot KRCU

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster was in Cape Girardeau today to talk about Amendment 1 - the “right-to-farm” amendment - at the Kirchdoerfer dairy farm as part of a two-day farm tour.

Koster is concerned about rural Missouri agriculture’s future and supports Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment that aims at protecting farmers’ ability to raise crops and livestock.

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Cape Girardeau
8:33 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Cape Girardeau Launches Neighborhood Development Initiative

A program that will bring leadership skills and a two-way flow of communication between Cape Girardeau neighborhoods and City Hall will launch later this year.

The Neighborhood Development Initiative will start with two pilot neighborhoods. One neighborhood is between Highway 74 and Hackberry Street, and Beaudean Lane and Ranney Street. The other is between Big Bend Road and Water Street, and East Cape Rock Drive and Second Street.

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