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Help Available to Producers in Flood-Stricken Areas

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USDA Pilot Program Supports New Population of Farmers in Midwest

A USDA-funded pilot program is helping a new segment of the farming population in the Midwest. An immigrant-training program launched in January, is supporting aspiring farmers in Nebraska and Missouri. Although immigrant-owned farm operations are not new in California and … Continue reading

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Missouri Sheriff Uses GPS to Catch Hay Thief

Producers in Missouri faced one of the worst droughts in the state’s history. Now they are facing another problem — hay theft. Thieves are targeting bundles of hay sitting in fields and hauling them off to sell. An increase in … Continue reading

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University Offers Course to Keep Young People on the Farm

A new course offered at the University of Missouri is encouraging more young people to consider farming as a career. “Returning to the Farm,” taught by Kevin Moore, associate professor of agricultural economics, helps students overcome financial and personal obstacles … Continue reading

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Scuse Meets With Missouri Farmers to Assess Drought-Damaged Crops

Dana Rogge, Public Affairs Specialist, Missouri FSA Last week, USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse visited with farmers and ranchers in Missouri and Kansas. Scuse is just one of several USDA officials to fan out to more than a dozen drought-affected states … Continue reading

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Missouri River Flooding Still a Problem for Farmers

A year after the historic Missouri River flooding destroyed cropland and displaced families from their homes, residents are still trying to recover. “The most significant challenge in the recovery is the fine sand deposited several feet deep all over the … Continue reading

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Flooding Closes Missouri County FSA Office

 The Pemiscot County, Mo., Farm Service Agency office closed yesterday due to flooding that has plagued the eastern part of Missouri and threatens to spread through eastern Arkansas and the Tennessee and Ohio valleys. According to County Executive Director Michael … Continue reading

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