Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dairy Farmers of America will become owner of Kemps

Dairy Farmers of America Inc. will gain ownership of Twin Cities dairy operation Kemps LLC. Kemps, based in St. Paul, Minn., said in a statement that its parent company, HP Hood LLC, had entered an agreement that would make DFA the 100 percent equity owner of the company. DFA is a giant in the dairy industry and is the largest private company in the Kansas City area. ... Read More

MU gets $14M for cattle research

Researchers from the University of Missouri and Texas A&M received two grants totaling $14 million to study effective cattle feeding and bovine respiratory disease, the Columbia Tribune reports. ... Read More

Microgrid installs electric car charging station at Novus

Microgrid Energy, a St. Louis-based solar installer and energy efficiency company, said it installed an electric vehicle charging station at the St. Charles headquarters of animal nutrition firm Novus International. The ... Read More

ProEnergy Services will create 300 jobs, invest $25.7M

ProEnergy Services plans to invest $25.7 million in its Sedalia, Mo., facilities and create more than 300 jobs there during the next three years. The Sedalia-based company serves the energy industry ... Read More

Missouri ranks high for business-friendly taxes

Missouri holds its own when it comes to tax environments friendly to entrepreneurs and small businesses according to new rankings from a small business advocacy group. Missouri landed at No. 15 ... Read More

Nixon plans to sign corporate franchise tax repeal

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday plans to sign into law a repeal of the corporate franchise tax. Nixon plans to sign the legislation at 10:30 a.m. at Boulevard Brewing Co. in ... Read More

Six Missouri community colleges among the nation’s best

The D.C.-based non-profit the Aspen Institute has ranked the nation’s top 120 community colleges. To pick the winners, judges analyzed Department of Education data on the percentage of students who graduate ... Read More