Seth Bodine joined KOSU in June 2020, focusing on agriculture and rural issues.
Previously, Bodine covered agriculture, business and culture for KBIA, the NPR affiliate station in Columbia, Missouri. He also covered the 2020 Missouri Legislature for the Missouri Broadcasters Association and KMOX-St. Louis.
Previously, he was an intern at Missouri Business Alert, Denver Business Journal and the Colorado Springs Gazette. His work has been picked up by dozens of publications, including U.S. News & World Report, The Associated Press and The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.
Bodine graduated with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English creative writing from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Some states encourage hunting to control the hogs, but others believe banning hunting is the way to go to keep hog populations down. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 7, 2021.)
Oklahoma is scheduled to execute Julius Jones, who has been on death row for nearly 20 years in connection with a 1999 murder. Many believe he was wrongly convicted.
Feral hogs cause millions of dollars in damage each year, and encouraging hunting is one way states try to control them. Some state officials believe banning hunting is the key to controlling them.
Denied USDA loans and grants for over a century, Black farmers will receive stimulus money. Black farmers won a class action discrimination lawsuit in the '90s, but many didn't get debt relief.
The deep freeze gripping much of the South is creating all sorts of problems from power outages to icy roads. Farmers are struggling too — trying to keep livestock alive in the frigid temperatures.
Researchers developed a new app that applies facial recognition software to cows. The technology would let ranchers track cattle in the event of disease and help create a national traceability system.