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Relief payments to Black farmers on hold amid lawsuits backed by...

WASHINGTON — Former Trump administration officials and conservative and libertarian nonprofits have launched lawsuits to block federal relief funds aimed at Black and minority...

After February blackouts, energy companies gear up for high summer demand

KANSAS CITY — Even before summer officially began, parts of Kansas and Missouri saw the year’s first heat wave stress an electrical grid nearly...

Some of Missouri’s largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri’s largest concentrated animal feeding operations are working to reduce the state’s oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure...

After winter cold snap drove up natural gas prices, utilities grapple...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Penalties that Spire Missouri issued to suppliers who failed to provide natural gas during a February cold snap that forced...

As massive livestock operations move in, fighting them gets harder for...

Jeff Jones has lived on his family’s land east of Columbia his entire life. Some of the family’s farms are more than 150 years...

At behest of governor’s office, Missouri DNR created new senior post...

Gov. Mike Parson’s office directed the state’s Department of Natural Resources to create a new senior counsel position for an employee leaving the governor’s...

Missouri, Kansas utilities may use loophole to charge customers for fossil...

KANSAS CITY — Missouri and Kansas residents' utility bills may be helping to bankroll energy sector lobbying against policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas...

Cyberattack on meat giant JBS has industry looking to fortify defenses

A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meatpacking company this week drew attention to the need for more cybersecurity in agriculture. JBS plants across the...

As Kansas, Missouri keep building wind, some communities look to regulate

FRANKFORT, Kan. — Austin Cline is the third generation to farm his family’s land in Marshall County. His home, added onto many times over, sits...

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo.  The Louisiana Republican says Baton...

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