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Farm Service Agency expands payment options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments, and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps. “Our customers have […]

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Former Chillicothe school board member receives 10-years in prison for fraud scheme

A prominent northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will spend the next ten years in federal prison for a $142 million grain fraud scheme, after being sentenced Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Morfitt tells Missourinet that Randy Constant was sentenced on Friday to 122 […]

Gage Baker Sale of Champions Missouri State Fair 2019

Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions nets $156,300

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Saturday, Aug. 17. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $156,300! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Gage Baker of Fulton. His 1325-pound Crossbred steer sold for a record price of $39,500 and was purchased by […]

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SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

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USDA announces $16M funding opportunity to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). […]

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USDA to host flood recovery assistance meetings

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Missouri state partner agencies are holding four public meetings, July 23, 24, 25 and August 13th to discuss flood recovery assistance available for agricultural producers. The meetings will take place: Tuesday, July 23, 1:30-4:15 p.m. at the URSA Farmers Coop, 307 Elm Street, Canton. Wednesday, July 24, 9:00-11:45 a.m. […]

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USDA extends deadline to report spring-seeded crops in Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Missouri impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and federal crop insurance agents. “Agriculture operations throughout the state have […]