animal farms http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms In Mo., Elsewhere http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drought-puts-squeeze-already-struggling-fish-farms-mo-elsewhere This year's drought delivered a pricey punch to US aquaculture, the business of raising fish like bass and catfish for food. Worldwide, aquaculture has grown into a $119 billion industry, but the lack of water and high temperatures in 2012 hurt many U.S. fish farmers who were already struggling to compete on a global scale.<p>At <a href="http://osagecatfisheries.com/about.asp">Osage Catfisheries</a>, about one mile off the highway in rural, central Missouri, there are dozens of rectangular ponds with rounded corners. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:48:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 7985 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms In Mo., Elsewhere Mo. Legislature endorses limits on hog farm suits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislature-endorses-limits-hog-farm-suits <p>Missouri lawmakers have endorsed legislation intended to limit lawsuits against large-scale animal farms.</p><p>Bills given initial approval Wednesday in the House and Senate would affect nuisance lawsuits against the owners of land used for agricultural purposes such as animal or crop production.</p><p>Numerous lawsuits have been filed in Missouri in recent years alleging that odors from large barns of hogs are a nuisance to neighbors.</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:16:12 +0000 The Associated Press 594 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislature endorses limits on hog farm suits