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Fourteen counties declared ‘agricultural disaster areas’

February 14, 2014 National

The Secretary of Agriculture designated 14 Missouri counties as primary agricultural disaster areas making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans [...]

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FSA ‘Microloan’ Program offered

February 6, 2014 National

Administered through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Operating Loan Program, the new microloan program offers credit options and solutions to a variety of producers. FSA has a long history of [...]

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St. Louis, KC rank at bottom of smoking cities list

February 5, 2014 National

New York, NY (January 29, 2014) – St. Louis smoked the competition when it comes to the places where people are lighting up, according to the March issue of Men’s [...]

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U.S. Postal Service announces price hikes

January 24, 2014 National

WASHINGTON — When new Postal Service Shipping Services prices take effect in January, customers will see an overall price increase of 2.4 percent. In addition, Postal Service customers will have [...]

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FSA operating loans available

November 18, 2013 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. Eligible uses of [...]

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President declares disaster for Missouri

September 9, 2013 National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state [...]

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone 2013 measurements released

July 29, 2013 National

Des Moines, IA — Jul 29, 2013  — New Orleans, LA – This week, scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium completed their annual measurement of the Gulf of Mexico’s [...]

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