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Farm Bill expands lending opportunities, Vilsack says

April 2, 2014 National
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-+*WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. […]

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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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