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Smithfield announces completion of renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods, Incorporated announces construction has been completed on a low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline. Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery. […]

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Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

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North Central Missouri College selected to participate in college-level “mathematics pathways” initiative

Students at North Central Missouri College along with eight other universities and community colleges in Missouri will soon receive expanded options for mathematics courses that are more aligned to their intended majors. A new initiative, led by the Missouri Department of Higher Education in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of […]

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Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

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USDA to implement regulatory reforms to increase access to capital; Local listening session to be held at Lake Ozark

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is hosting listening sessions to solicit feedback on a plan to increase access to capital in rural areas by streamlining regulations for four Rural Development loan guarantee programs. “At USDA, we know that for many rural communities the regulations that govern our […]

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New resource available for entrepreneurs in northwest Missouri

The Northwest Missouri Roundtable of Economic Developers announces there is a new resource network for entrepreneurs in the 18-county northwest Missouri region. NWMO SourceLink provides entrepreneurs a resource they can use to start, scale, and accelerate their businesses. The organization connects area entrepreneurs and business owners to business-building resources they need. NWMO SourceLink (NWMOSourceLink) has […]