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You’re telling me Missouri made this shrimp?

Fresh shrimp historically comes from the coasts. But some Missouri farmers think they can produce tastier shrimp far from the ocean. Plus, former Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is getting back in the political fray — and not everyone in his party is pleased.

A group of Midwestern shrimp farmers are on a mission to provide Americans with better-tasting, sustainable shrimp. The industry struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as Harvest Public Media's Lilley Halloran reports, farmers remain hopeful that indoor shrimp farming will come back stronger than ever.

Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon jumped back into the political fray when he joined the group No Labels. He's helping the centrist political group combat efforts to keep a possible third party presidential ticket off the ballot in certain states. But as St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum reports, the move puts him in direct opposition to some of his fellow Missouri Democrats.

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Gabriella "Gabby" Lacey is an intern for KCUR Studios. She will begin her junior year at the Missouri School of Journalism in the fall.
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