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President declares disaster for Missouri

September 9, 2013 National

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

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

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

(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
Sgt 1st Class Trenton L Rhea and his wife, Leah

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

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

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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