Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month. Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.
The rising interest in eating locally grown food throughout the state has sparked the Missouri Department of Agriculture to begin a local food grants program. In its first year, the program has awarded a grant to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.
The White House budget for 2013 provides no construction funding for a planned livestock disease lab in Kansas and calls for a “comprehensive assessment of the project in 2012” to consider “the cost, safety, and any alternatives to the current plan.”