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United States makes first sale of rice to China

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its relationship with China as it is the first ever of U.S. rice to a private importer and is truly historic as it […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

USDA provides additional food options to SNAP participants impacted by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot […]

Prescription Medication

USDA partners with rural Missouri communities to support opioid prevention, treatment and recovery

The USDA is partnering with rural communities to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Among the 85 recipients nationwide receiving funding are four (4) Missouri organizations ready to make an impact in the state’s opioid epidemic. “In 2016, there were 908 opioid overdose deaths in Missouri and it is now estimated that 1 […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Audio: Legislative hearing on Missouri Department of Agriculture funding is Tuesday

A legislative committee examining funding levels at the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a hearing Tuesday at the Statehouse in Jefferson City.  The Joint Committee on Review of the Plant Industries Division meets Tuesday afternoon at 1. Chillicothe State Representative Rusty Black, who serves on the committee, tells Missourinet the department needs additional […]