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U.S. Postal Service announces price hikes

January 24, 2014 National
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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
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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
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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
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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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