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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone 2013 measurements released

July 29, 2013 National
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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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USDA offers loans for socially disadvantaged

June 10, 2013 National
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Pettis County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Manager Steven E. Lair reminds producers that FSA offers specially-targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) applicants. [...]

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Truckers say bridge collapse good example why truck weight limits shouldn’t be raised

May 29, 2013 National
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(Grain Valley, Mo., May 29, 2013) – While attending a public input session today conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, professional truckers gave reasons why commercial truck sizes and [...]

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Kansas City soldier killed in Afghanistan

May 19, 2013 National
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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., died May 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 603rd Military Police [...]

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Guaranteed loans available through FSA

March 15, 2013 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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US Postal Service announces new delivery schedule

February 6, 2013 National
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WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service announced plans today to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through [...]

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Bank robber pleads guilty in Excel case

January 7, 2013 National
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Fulton, Mo., man pled guilty in federal court today to bank [...]

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