Home » News » National



The Farm Service Agency offers a variety of farm loan programs. One loan that is available to assist family farmer’s credit needs is the Direct Operating loan. Operating loans may [...]


Consumers who had started to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace before the Feb. 15 deadline but were unable to finish because of a system glitch may still sign up. [...]


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 19 defendants have been indicted for their roles in related conspiracies to [...]

Rural Development Direct Housing Program interest rate decreasing

January 30, 2015 National

COLUMBIA – January 29, 2015 – State Director Janie Dunning today announced a reduction in the Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program interest rate. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, the interest [...]

Read the full article →

FFA, 4H project low-interest loans

January 13, 2015 National

The Farm Service Agency offers a variety of farm loan programs. One program offered by FSA is the Youth Loan. FSA makes loans of up to $5,000 to individual rural [...]

Read the full article →

EPA announces rebate program to reduce diesel emissions from school buses

October 16, 2014 National

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private school bus fleet owners are now eligible to apply for funding to [...]

Read the full article →

Loans for beginning farmers, ranchers available

October 9, 2014 National

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes and guarantees loans to beginning farmers who are unable to obtain financing from commercial lenders. Each fiscal year, the [...]

Read the full article →