AGRICULTURE NEWS

More Milkweed in the Heartland

The Environmental Defense Fund wants to reestablish milkweed in the Midwest and they’re talking with farmers about the best way to do that. Milkweed is the preferred food of the Monarch

Senate Won’t Take Up TPP This Year

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky appeared to shut the door on the Senate taking up the Trans-Pacific Partnership Bill this year. McConnell said the current agreement

Algeria Returns to U.S. Corn

U.S. corn sales to Algeria are making a strong showing in 2016, doubling 2014-15 marketing year imports. A U.S. Department of Agriculture’ export sales report showed 527,000 metric

Local News

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Route 31 closure rescheduled for Tuesday

UNION STAR, Mo – The closing of Route 31 in Dekalb County is rescheduled for Tuesday. A wind farm project is bringing windmill towers to locations throughout the west and central parts of Dekalb

National News

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Apple May Owe Big in Euro Taxes

Roughly 90% of Apple’s foreign profits are earned by Irish subsidiaries, according to The Financial Times, and the company has paid a corporate tax rate of less than 1% in some years. The

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Drunk Pilots Pulled Off United Flight

Two United Airlines pilots are scheduled to appear in a court on Monday with charges that they were intoxicated shortly before they were scheduled to fly more than 140 passengers to the United