Daily update: Missouri economic growth, Rural hospital struggles, Man sentenced for investment fraud, and more…

Happy Friday! It’s International Women’s Day.
The Midwest economy is continuing its strong growth and Missouri’s prospects look good as the February Business Conditions Index climbed…. I-70 Community Hospital has been cut off from the federal Medicare program…. And a Missouri man was sentenced to prison for fraud in a $4.7 million investment scheme.

Bayer crop scientist: Missouri farmers finding future in computers and laboratories

Innovations will continue to accelerate the changes in the way farmers plant, Jeremy Williams, senior vice president of plant biotechnology at Bayer Crop Science in St. Louis, told MoBizPulse in an interview.