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Top Of The Morning News: Friday, May 25, 2012

Kansas City voters will decide two measures in August.  It’s increasingly difficult for mid-sized farms to compete against both large and small farmers.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Kansas City Voters Will See Two Measures On August Ballot

Another victory Thursday for the program Mayor Sly James calls Reform and Repair means Kansas City voters will have the final say in August.   The simplest part is a half-billion-dollar bond issue to get started on a 25-year federally mandated sewer upgrade.  The complicated one is a tax revamp to provide more money for streets, parks and community centers.   Read more here.

Young Violinist To Peform At Kauffman Center

A teenager takes the stage tonight at Helzberg Hall with the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. And she’ll be right out front. The winner of this year's Young Artist Competition, Maria Ioudenitch is a musician who was literally born to play classical music.  Find out more here.

Finding A Middle Road In Farming

The number of very small farms has increased rapidly in recent years. They are affordable to start, but don’t tend to support themselves. Very large farms are also on the rise as successful producers build super-efficient, mega-operations -- but it takes literally a fortune in land and equipment to get one going.  Medium-sized, self-sustaining family farms have declined dramatically. Find out why between the big and little operations, it’s increasingly hard for mid-sized farms to compete.   


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