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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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Heartland Foundation “CollaborACTION Grant” applications now open

Heartland Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2020 CollaborACTION grant funding. CollaborACTION grants help support collaborative solutions which are designed to champion new innovations that have the potential to impact education levels, character development and/or workforce skills. Innovative project proposals need to be a collaboration between two or more partnering organizations. Projects may focus on […]

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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. […]

Platte County Livestock Boosters Receive Grant

Platte County Livestock Boosters receive grant

The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation recently granted $12,000 to the Platte County Livestock Boosters to assist with wash rack renovations at the fairgrounds. The boosters project of overhauling and replacing the washing facilities at the Platte County Fairgrounds will include four gated bays for small animals and an extension with cover to […]

Child Care

Changes in child care laws coming to Missouri this month

Last month, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 397 which modifies current laws to protect children in childcare settings. The Missouri General Assembly passed this bill during the last legislative session, and it contains numerous provisions that will impact children and childcare facilities and aim to prevent tragic incidents from occurring. These changes, which will […]