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United States makes first sale of rice to China

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its relationship with China as it is the first ever of U.S. rice to a private importer and is truly historic as it […]

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35 Libraries throughout Missouri receive state aid

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that 35 libraries recently received a total of $173,396 in state aid.  “Missouri’s libraries serve a unique and vital role in their communities, acting as a hub of resources for their patrons,” Ashcroft said. “We are proud to have this opportunity to help some of those libraries serving smaller […]

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Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

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Farm Service Agency nominations open for county committee members

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting nominations for county committee members Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy. Individuals may nominate themselves or others and organizations may also nominate candidates. Members serve three-year terms. The committees are […]