Seth BodineHarvest Public Media Reporter
Seth Bodine is a Report For America corps member covering agriculture and rural issues for KOSU and Harvest Public Media. Previously, Bodine covered agriculture, business and culture for KBIA, the NPR member station in Columbia, Missouri. He also covered the 2020 Missouri Legislature for the Missouri Broadcasters Association and KMOX-St. Louis.
The Seaboard plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, failed to record injuries that required more than basic first aid and place protections to prevent injuries from repetitive motions and lifting.
From Iowa to Oklahoma to Kansas, universities are working more closely with agribusiness in search of ways to pay for projects where tax dollars have become more scarce. Critics worry that agriculture schools might focus more on industry than the public interest.
Large donors can put universities in potentially awkward positions when faculty conclusions conflict with the interests of those benefactors. Data collected by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest show corporations have given at least $170 million to ag colleges in the past decade.