The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is catching flak for sending out letters to farmers along the flooded Missouri River.
The letters in question are an attempt to gauge farmers' interest in selling their lands to the federal government for wildlife habitat restoration. Farmers in Missouri and Iowa have been receiving the letters.
Updated 6:20 am Friday to correct layoff number.
Wednesday’s vote by state highway commissioners to downsize the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is meeting with criticism from the state’s leading agricultural lobby.
Missouri Farm Bureau officials say the 30-day notice given to the public about the plan was too short to allow for a full examination and for citizen comments.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.