Missouri Minute: Hog farm operations could benefit from bill language, NGA site property owners learn how much they’ll get

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Language benefiting big hog operations tucked into several bills, critics say

As the Missouri Legislature wraps up its 2016 session, language is being folded into several bills that critics say would make it easier for out-of-state companies to establish “shell corporations” and build feeding operations for swine near homes and established businesses. Read more

NGA site property owners learn how much they’ll get from city with eminent domain report

The city of St. Louis will likely pay more than $1.6 million to compensate property owners who faced eminent domain to make way for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new facility. Read more

Vivint Solar, target of failed SunEdison acquisition, to take part in bankruptcy

Solar panel installer Vivint Solar Inc. said it will participate in SunEdison’s bankruptcy case in order to maximize its recovery from claims against the Maryland Heights-based solar developer. Read more

KC Streetcar enjoys high-traffic launch

The Kansas City streetcar carried its first round of public riders this weekend, exceeding the Kansas City Streetcar Authority Inc.’s expectations. Read more

U.S. traders reject GMO crops that lack global approval

Across the United States, top grain handlers have banned varieties of genetically modified corn and soybeans that are not approved in all major overseas markets, shaking up a decades-old system that used the world’s biggest exporting country as a launchpad for new seeds from biotech companies. Read more

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