Frank Morris http://wrti.org en Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process http://wrti.org/post/confusion-wins-missouris-chaotic-caucus-process Cassville, Mo., is a little town on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. During the Civil War, the Confederate state Legislature convened here. Tuesday, the Republican presidential caucus was the big draw. Most of the rest of the state holds its caucuses today.<p><strong>Confusion On Caucus Night</strong><p>The first caucus was a messy process. More than 250 people showed up, most planning to vote directly for the candidates. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:21:00 +0000 Frank Morris 1540 at http://wrti.org Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process Record-High Food Prices Boost Farmers' Bottom Lines http://wrti.org/post/record-high-food-prices-boost-farmers-bottom-lines <strong><strong><strong><strong><strong> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/148302587/looking-up-pockets-of-economic-strength"><em>Part of a series</em></a><p>Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a net income of nearly $98 billion last year — a record, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.<p>Those strong earnings are helping boost the demand for farmland. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Frank Morris 1366 at http://wrti.org Record-High Food Prices Boost Farmers' Bottom Lines