USDA http://tspr.org en July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops http://tspr.org/post/julys-mild-temperatures-benefit-crops <p>This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:53:07 +0000 Frannie Smith 57341 at http://tspr.org July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops Money Available for Rural Home Loans http://tspr.org/post/money-available-rural-home-loans <p>The <a href="http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ILHome.html" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Agriculture </a>is ready to help potential low-income home buyers. The agency plans to spend millions this year on rural home loans. Thu, 29 May 2014 18:08:49 +0000 Emily Boyer 54030 at http://tspr.org Money Available for Rural Home Loans Iowa Egg Farm Charged in Salmonella Outbreak http://tspr.org/post/iowa-egg-farm-charged-salmonella-outbreak <p>The former operators of a large egg farm in Iowa have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with a major salmonella outbreak in 2010. Thu, 22 May 2014 18:05:36 +0000 Amy Mayer 53637 at http://tspr.org Iowa Egg Farm Charged in Salmonella Outbreak USDA to Use Rural Development Money for Local Food Connections http://tspr.org/post/usda-use-rural-development-money-local-food-connections <p>Recognizing that the demand for local food is growing to between $5 and 7 billion a year, the USDA announced a new effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers. Fri, 09 May 2014 16:48:19 +0000 Amy Mayer 52924 at http://tspr.org USDA to Use Rural Development Money for Local Food Connections Regional Leaders Talk Transportation, Economic Development in Hannibal http://tspr.org/post/regional-leaders-talk-transportation-economic-development-hannibal <p>A summit that brings together business, government and community leaders from throughout the tri-state region reached a milestone on Wednesday, May 7. Thu, 08 May 2014 04:26:04 +0000 Jason Parrott 52830 at http://tspr.org Regional Leaders Talk Transportation, Economic Development in Hannibal