Top Of The Morning News: May 13, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

A new farm bill may lead to less money for a conservation program for farms.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon criticizes several bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly.  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback raises awareness about foster care needs in the state.

Farmers, Feds Have Waning Support For Land Conservation Program

For 27 years, the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been transforming small parcels of land like this one, contributing to cleaner water, more habitat for migrating birds and less soil erosion. But with Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.  Read more here.

Nixon Criticizes Tax Cut Bill, DMV Funding

Missoui Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, delivered a mixed report card Friday on the state budget and other bills passed by the Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly.  While he complimented lawmakers for increasing funding for K-12 schools and higher education, he also criticized them for passing legislation that would cut state income tax rates for individuals and corporations. Find out more here.

Governor Brownback Raises Awareness About Foster Care

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is set to sign a proclamation Monday to raise awareness of the need for foster care homes in the state.  Find out more here.