Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011 | KBIA

Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011

Nov 2, 2011

This week: Special Session ended last week with many questions still unanswered, and farmers are doing everything they can to hold on to government subsidies for crop insurance.

By Nick Adams

Farming is an expensive and risky business. A mid-sized farmer could easily spend half a million dollars planting his crop.  Farmers are fiercely fighting to keep government subsidies for Crop insurance.  Harvest Public Media's Kathleen Masterson has the story on why farmers are clinging to this safety net.

Seven weeks of a head butting special session ended last week.  A tax credit bill boiled down to a long-running battle the Missouri House or Senate could not agree on.  Marshall Griffin reports from Jefferson City.