Agribusiness giant Monsanto announced Monday another agreement with Germany's Bayer CropScience to develop seeds resistant to both companies' herbicides. Each company will sell canola seeds that are resistant to Monsanto's RoundUp and Bayer's Liberty.
Sales of RoundUp and other Monsanto herbicides fell almost 50 percent in the company's third quarter.
Monsanto spokeswoman Danielle Stuart said the decision was not made in an effort to boost sales of its herbicide.
Jefferson City, MO – Work continues on the new Taum Sauk Reservoir in southeastern Missouri, which is owned by St. Louis-based utility AmerenUE.
The first reservoir collapsed in December 2005, sending more than a billion gallons of water rushing down a mountainside, wiping out Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, and injuring the park ranger's family.
Most of the reservoir's walls have been rebuilt atop Proffit Mountain, using a labor intensive method designed to minimize cracking.
This document from an 1868 divorce case includes allegations that Johanna Hill, the wife of St. Louis attorney Britton Hill, tried to kill her husband by turning on the gas in his hotel room as he slept. (photo: Michael Everman, Missouri State Archives)
St. Louis – Today the term "red tape" is shorthand for bureaucracy. But in the days before paperclips and staplers, red cloth ribbon was used to bind government documents. Archivists in St. Louis have been cutting through a lot of it lately.
Recently they finished preserving more than 11,000 legal documents from two years after the Civil War.
Jefferson City, MO – Reactions to Governor Jay Nixon's budget cuts continue to come in from across Missouri.
Among the cuts announced Thursday was $10 million that would have funded a new highway interchange in Jefferson City.
The purpose of the project: To provide better access to the old state prison site, where a new federal courthouse is being built. Redevelopment plans for the site also include a shopping center and a prison museum, though they're not part of any state budget item.