Donald Kraybill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Monday, July 25, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-july-25-2011 <p><strong>Missouri&#39;s Amish population on the rise</strong></p><p>Missouri has the fourth-highest Amish population growth rate in the country. Between 2009 and 2011, the Amish population grew by 15 percent, according to Donald Kraybill at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.</p><p>Kraybill says that the population boom is fueled by large family size, high retention rates and immigration.</p><p>Missouri is attractive to Amish settlers for a number of reasons, Kraybill says.</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:25:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, KRCU & The Associated Press 1720 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, July 25, 2011