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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

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Producers encouraged to enroll in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

USDA’s Farm Service Agency encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and PLC. By enrolling soon, […]

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank to hold food drive and distribution in December

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph will conduct a 19-county food drive and hold a food box distribution in December. Food for the Holidays encourages people to add one non-perishable item to a box each day from December 1st through 18th. The items include canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, boxed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, […]

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USDA opens 2020 enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments […]

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Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance to sponsor “Home Run Against Hunger”

With 896,570 Missourians labeled as “food insecure” according to the Map the Meal Gap 2016 study, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognizes the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry families across the state. For the fourth consecutive year, insurance agents are accepting donations from April 1, 2019, to April 30, 2019, at their local […]

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank collecting to assist those affected by flooding

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph is collecting products and monetary donations to assist communities affected by flooding. Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says the need for Second Harvest’s services in those areas has increased with the flooding. He notes the organization has received some donations but needs assistance to help those in need. […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves lunch prices

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved price increases for meals at a meeting Thursday evening. The cost of breakfast for kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2018-2019 school year will be $1.50, lunch for kindergarten through sixth grade will be $2.15, seventh through 12th grades, breakfast will cost $1.60 with lunch costing $2.30. Adult […]