Atchison, KS. – The bodies of six Kansas men have been removed from wreckage of an Atchison grain elevator that exploded Saturday night. No other victims were sought. KCUR's Dan Verbeck reported from near the site on perils of working around volatile grain dust.
Credit The owners of the large Kenoma hog barn in Barton County, Missouri was judged to be emitting unreasonably stinky odors by a jury over the weekend. Plaintiffs were awarded almost 2 million dollars. Photo by Laura Ziegler.
Kansas City, Missouri – A jury in Southern Missouri has awarded almost 2 million dollars to 16 defendants in Southern Missouri in a suit against industrial agriculture. The residents said 2 Iowa-based hog producers were liable for unpleasant odors that made it impossible for plaintiffs to work or enjoy their land. The barns collectively house over 7 thousand hogs.
The lawsuit divided a community of one time friends who live side by side and went to high school together.
Kansas City, Missouri – Should a property owner be able to sue a farmer OVER AND OVER for making the neighborhood smell farmy?
What about for making it unpleasant to work outside?
These are some of the questions at issue as Governor Jay Nixon considers weather to sign a bill legislators sent to his desk last night. The bill is known informally as The CAFO bill because it deals with what are called Confined Animal Feeding Operations - CAFO's.