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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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Sedalia business woman pleads gulity to making false claims on tax returns

March 13, 2014 National
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Sedalia, Mo., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court today to making [...]

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Fourteen counties declared ‘agricultural disaster areas’

February 14, 2014 National
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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
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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
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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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