Peggy Lowe http://ktep.org en Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed http://ktep.org/post/nearly-two-years-later-controversial-rape-case-reviewed Nearly two years after allegations of a sexual assault rocked a small Missouri town, the case may be reopened.<p>A county prosecutor in Maryville, Mo., has requested that an independent attorney look at accusations of rape and other charges against two former high school athletes — despite his earlier decision to drop the case.<p>The Internet activist group Anonymous, which crusaded for another high-profile rape case, is taking credit for this turnaround.<p><strong>The Events</strong><p>The first thing Daisy Coleman remembers is her surprise that she was still alive.<p>Back on Jan. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 27262 at http://ktep.org Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales? http://ktep.org/post/did-tyson-drop-zilmax-fed-beef-appease-foreign-buyers Tyson Foods Inc. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 22737 at http://ktep.org Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales? As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash' http://ktep.org/post/drought-turns-flood-farmers-get-weather-whiplash As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.<p>"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:33:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 18815 at http://ktep.org As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash' Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal? http://ktep.org/post/will-chinese-firm-bring-home-bacon-smithfield-deal There were questions Wednesday about whether U.S. regulators will approve the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/29/187029237/smithfield-foods-to-be-sold-to-chinese-firm-for-4-72-billion">takeover of Smithfield Foods</a> Inc., the company that sells all-American hams, hot dogs and bacon, by China's Shuanghui International.<p>It's being <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-29/shuanghui-group-said-to-near-agreement-to-buy-smithfield-foods.html">called</a> the biggest such takeover of an American company by a Chinese firm. Thu, 30 May 2013 07:07:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 17874 at http://ktep.org Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal? Farmers And Their Cooperative Settle Lawsuit On Fixing The Price Of Milk http://ktep.org/post/farmers-and-their-cooperative-settle-lawsuit-fixing-price-milk Farmers who had hoped to get some answers on why prices for their raw milk went into free fall a decade ago were disappointed Tuesday by the settlement of a case accusing Dairy Farmers of America Inc. of creating a milk monopoly in the Southeast.<p>Dairy farmers and industry observers had hoped for their day in court after years of delays in the large class-action suit. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:33:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 9370 at http://ktep.org Farmers And Their Cooperative Settle Lawsuit On Fixing The Price Of Milk All Eyes Are On The Fiscal Cliff, But The Dairy Cliff Is Important Too http://ktep.org/post/all-eyes-are-fiscal-cliff-dairy-cliff-important-too Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Amid all the talk of going over the fiscal cliff, we have a report now on another midnight deadline tonight. Few were paying attention when Congress failed to pass the Farm Bill last fall. But now lawmakers are scrambling to extend the law for a year, to dodge a spike in milk prices. While an agreement is in the works, another vote is necessary, and none is scheduled yet. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:12:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 7983 at http://ktep.org