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Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

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Kirksville heifer sale hits an average price of $1,716

At the Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 133 heifers averaged $1,716. It wasn’t the strong sale expected, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. A lot of things worked against bidder enthusiasm. “I was hoping for a stronger market,” Erwin said after the sale Friday night, Nov. 16. “But it wasn’t a bust by any means.”  The […]

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Missouri holds 13th annual Prison Reentry Conference

When Missouri hosted its first conference to address how to ease societal impacts when people get out of prison, about 40 people attended. This week, more than 600 people are on hand for the 13th annual, sold-out event.  Conference founder Wendell Kimbrough is the chief executive officer with the Area Resources for Community and Human Services, […]

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Secretary of Agriculture announces $9.4M in Support of socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue $9.4 million in grants to provide enhanced training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known […]

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USDA announces investments to support infrastructure and other essential services for rural Missourians

USDA Rural Development State Director Jeff Case announced today that the USDA is investing over $734,000 in eight (8) projects that will build community infrastructure and provide essential services for over 57,000 rural Missourians. “The commitment to improving infrastructure and essential services throughout rural America is a priority of this administration,” said Case.  “USDA is […]