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

June 12, 2014 National

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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