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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

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Bicycle Across Missouri announces 2020 route in southeast Missouri

Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will ride for the first time in Southeast Missouri in 2020. The upcoming sixth annual five-day recreational ride across our state will be hosted by the following overnight towns: Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Farmington, and Ste. Genevieve. Riders will start on June 1 in Poplar […]

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The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri awards grant to Livingston County for disaster recovery relief

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri recently established a fund to provide disaster relief particularly for flood victims in Northwest Missouri. This fund was established through the generous donation from an out of state donor and grew with other community donors. This out of state donor was looking for a Community Foundation in Northwest to […]

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Audio: The IRS has extended tax relief for Missouri farmers in 69 counties

The Internal Revenue Service has extended tax relief for Missouri farmers in 69 counties.     The IRS announcement is in response to drought, flooding and severe weather that forced farmers to sell off livestock. Qualified farmers and ranchers whose drought-sale replacement period was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2019, now have until the […]

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Deadline extended for NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program

The application deadline has been extended in Missouri for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program. The deadline has been extended to November 27, 2019, due to the addition of 14 Missouri counties recently added to a federal disaster declaration following flooding this year. Missouri State Conservationist J. […]

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Hy-Vee suspends sales of Zantac and Topcare ranitidine products

Hy-Vee has temporarily suspended the sale of all over-the-counter Zantac brand and Topcare brand ranitidine products. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to a recent industry-wide product alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ranitidine products may contain a low level of nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

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Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

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Missouri receives National Dislocated Worker Grant funding

Governor Mike Parson recently announced $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) to provide for the creation of disaster-relief employment of eligible individuals in eight Missouri counties impacted by severe storms and flooding earlier this year. The initial grant release of $806,667 will assist affected counties with […]