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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 […]

Insurance Policy

Post-harvest is time for producers to review liability insurance coverage

Post-harvest is a good time for producers to review their liability insurance coverage, says University of Missouri economist Ray Massey. Recent issues with dicamba spray drift highlight the need for farmers to understand their third-party liability due to herbicide applications, Massey says. Massey recommends that farmers consult with an insurance or legal professional experienced in […]

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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 […]

USDA provides additional food options to SNAP participants impacted by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot […]

Beef Recall

Cargill recalls 25,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF […]

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USDA to authorize up to $12 billion in programs to assist farmers impacted by tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals […]