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Proposed rule would raise minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for covered workers

June 12, 2014 National
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WASHINGTON – Fulfilling President Obama’s commitment to make 2014 a year of action to strengthen the economy and grow the middle class, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today [...]

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Guaranteed loans available through FSA

May 7, 2014 National
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The Farm Service Agency (FSA) may guarantee loans eligible agriculture lenders make to family farmers. The primary purpose of the program is to enable lenders to provide credit to farmers [...]

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Moberly man indicted for counterfeiting

April 23, 2014 National
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Moberly, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for [...]

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Farm Bill expands lending opportunities, Vilsack says

April 2, 2014 National
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WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. [...]

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Job gains exceed losses in Missouri, BLS says

March 27, 2014 National
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According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, gross job gains in Missouri from March 2013 to June 2013 exceeded gross job losses by 12,509 in private [...]

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FSA Farm Loan Program changes noted

March 26, 2014 National
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With the passage of the new Farm Bill in 2014, FSA has some changes to its Farm Loan Program rules and limitations. These new rules should allow for more farmers [...]

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USDA funding available for home purchases & repairs

March 18, 2014 National
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Sara Bax, area specialist with the USDA Rural Development Sedalia Office, has announced that funding is now available for all Rural Development Housing Programs. The Sedalia office serves Benton, Cooper, [...]

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