The agriculture industry is a cornerstone of the Midwest economy. In some states, it may even become a right.
In Missouri, the so-called â€śright to farmâ€ť 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 â€śright to farmâ€ť 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.
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.
A female referee will officiate Southeast Missouri State Universityâ€™s non-conference football game with the University of Kansas in September. Catherine "Cat"Â Conti will be the first woman to referee a game with a Big 12 Conference team.
The Big 12â€™s commissioner calls Conti â€śa darn good officialâ€ť and sheâ€™ll have a chance to show her skills on September 6 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Southeast athletic director Mark Alnutt saidÂ Conti earned the opportunity to referee the game.
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.