Month: September 2016

Records yields in fields, but profits may be hard to come by

Across the vibrant 3,010,400 acres of farmland in Missouri, it is not hard to tell this year will be a record harvest. The United States Department of Agriculture projects corn to produce a national average of 175 bushels per acre…

Columbia schools now offer evening meal for students staying for late activities

Columbia Public Schools have decided to make a difference within their high schools and community. In recent years, many teachers and other administrators have been providing food for their students who had to stay late for after school activities. To…

Swipes program could reduce food insecurity among MU students

“Willing to swipe into Dobbs for $5” postings on class Facebook groups, students standing outside the numerous dining halls begging to swipe fellow students in at no charge and thousands of paid meal swipes unused as the semester comes to…

Greek Town littered with potential recyclables

The lack of a system for recycling, or even encouragement to do so, is causing a build up of recyclable trash throughout the area of the University of Missouri campus known as Greek Town. Across a majority of campus, the…

Chronic wasting disease potential threat to Missouri deer and elk populations

The deer and elk populations of Missouri face a looming threat from chronic wasting disease. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), 33 deer in Missouri have tested positive for this exceptionally destructive disease. Chronic wasting disease affects the…

MU biochemistry department celebrates milestones

The department of biochemistry at the University of Missouri had a lot to celebrate this year — the 40th anniversary of the department and the 100th birthday of one of its most beloved professors, Boyd O’Dell. These milestones and more…