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Rural Development Direct Housing Program interest rate decreasing

January 30, 2015 National
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-+*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 […]

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FFA, 4H project low-interest loans

January 13, 2015 National
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-+*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 […]

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EPA announces rebate program to reduce diesel emissions from school buses

October 16, 2014 National
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-+*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 […]

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Loans for beginning farmers, ranchers available

October 9, 2014 National
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-+*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 […]

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Union Pacific urges photographers to stay away from train tracks

September 15, 2014 National
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-+*Omaha, Neb., September 15, 2014 – As fall weather arrives, Union Pacific Railroad is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photographs of sports teams, high school seniors, wedding parties […]

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife awards $1.3 Million in grants to 30 states to combat deadly bat disease

August 26, 2014 National
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-+*The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced grant awards totaling $1,276,088 to 30 states for white-nose syndrome projects. State natural resource agencies will use the funds to support research, […]

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Former St. Clair County Sheriff indicted for stealing recovered property

July 22, 2014 National
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-+*SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former sheriff of St. Clair County, Mo., was indicted by a federal grand […]

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