Hogs

As work at meat processing plants slows, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer

University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon says producers can feed more fiber and less fat to slow growth.  “This is a good time to move to feeding low-energy, high-fiber diets with an adjusted lysine-to-calorie ratio and remove any growth-promoting technologies,” Shannon says. Fiber, a poor source of energy, is cheap and fills pigs […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Audio: 1.1 million Missourians to travel during Thanksgiving holiday time

About 1.1 million Missourians are projected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday time. Triple-A Missouri auto club spokesman Mike Right says several reasons impact the roughly 4.7-percent increase from last year.     About 54.3 million Americans are traveling by planes, trains, and automobiles during this Thanksgiving holiday.     Mike Right with Triple-A says  Missouri gas […]

Prius Car

EPA’s reduction in fuel standards concerns Missouri leaders

Missouri’s air quality could take a hit in future years if a reduction in fuel-efficiency standards announced on Thursday by the EPA is allowed to take effect.  The proposal would freeze fuel-economy standards to hold them to 2020 levels. It rolls back an Obama administration requirement to increase the fuel standard to 54 miles per gallon by […]

Gas Prices

Gas prices expected to top out at $2.50 per gallon in Missouri

Hurricane Harvey and historic flooding afterward have devastated the gulf coast. As a result, gas prices in Missouri and elsewhere have risen significantly. Mike Right with the Triple A organization says the sharp increase reflects the large role Houston and its region play in oil refining. Right told the Missourinet that he expects gas prices […]