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#DICAMBA DEBACLE CONTINUES

Missouri Thursday announced it would ban the use of BASF’s Engenia herbicide in 10 counties starting June 1, 2018. The ban will expand statewide on July 15 and end in October. Missouri said it expects to impose similar bans on dicamba herbicides sold by Monsanto and DuPont in coming weeks. In neighboring Arkansas, Monsanto last… read more

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SOME KEY NUMBERS AFTER HISTORIC ILLINOIS, MISSOURI FLOODING

9 to 14 inches of rain deluged much of Missouri and portions of Illinois over a three-day period starting Dec. 26, the National Weather Service says. Volunteers helped filled a million-plus sandbags to communities threatened by the Illinois, Sangamon, Iroquois and Mississippi Rivers. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner declared 12 counties disaster areas, mostly in central… read more

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FLOODWATERS RISING

Federal officials were monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries, warning that hundreds of homes in Illinois and Missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread evacuations. As the swollen rivers and streams pushed to virtually unheard-of heights… read more

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MISSISSIPPI GENERATES $400 BILLION, SUPPORTS 1.3 MILLION JOBS

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released a report at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque that finds commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The report found that the upper Mississippi River area, comprised of parts of Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, generates $253 billion annually… read more

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GRAIN BELT EXPRESS UPDATE

Missouri regulators have blocked approval of the Grain Belt Express transmission line. The Missouri Public Service Commission’s 3-2 vote to deny the Grain Belt Express project’s route could derail the entire line, which already won approval from Kansas and Indiana, according to STLToday.com.

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SLOW PLANTING

Iowa NASS reports by region southwest (51%) and south central (65%) are lagging well behind in soybean planting. Missouri (30%) and Kansas (31%) are now sitting at their second-slowest planting pace on soybeans since 1991.

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RIGHT TO FARM

Opponents of a new Missouri constitutional amendment creating a right to farm have asked the state Supreme Court to overturn the election results. A legal challenge filed Tuesday with the state’s highest court contends the ballot summary presented to voters was misleading and inaccurate.

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RIGHT TO FARM

A recount of a Missouri’s farming rights amendment appears to have confirmed its passage. The recount found the measure was approved by a margin of just over 2,300 votes

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