beef http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Reclaims Second Highest Beef Cow Count in US http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-reclaims-second-highest-beef-cow-count-us <p>Missouri has retaken its position as the number two beef cow producer in the nation. The USDA’s <a href="http://usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/Catt/Catt-01-31-2014.pdf">annual inventory</a> shows the state surpassed Nebraska with a 63,000-increase in cows from 2012 to 2013.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dry weather across the country had a lot to do with Missouri reclaiming the spot which it held from 1983 to 2008, said University of Missouri agriculture economist Scott Brown.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 01:42:05 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33785 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Reclaims Second Highest Beef Cow Count in US Now That Beef With Japan Is Over, Missouri's Economy Stands To Gain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/now-beef-japan-over-missouris-economy-stands-gain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Japan's decision to ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports will provide a boost to the American meat industry, but tight supplies may limit how much exports can grow this year.</span></p><p>Beef producers hope to restore Japanese sales to where they were before the first case of mad cow disease was found in the United States in 2003.</p><p>Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill commended Japan’s decision to ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports, saying it will be a boost for Missouri's economy.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:22:45 +0000 The Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 8835 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Now That Beef With Japan Is Over, Missouri's Economy Stands To Gain