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Crops In Good Condition Throughout The Region
9:53 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops

Crops in Western Illinois Remain in Good Condition
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This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.

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USDA Direct Loans
1:08 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Money Available for Rural Home Loans

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ready to help potential low-income home buyers. The agency plans to spend millions this year on rural home loans.

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Thousands were Sickened
1:05 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Iowa Egg Farm Charged in Salmonella Outbreak

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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.

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Local Foods, Urban Markets
11:48 am
Fri May 9, 2014

USDA to Use Rural Development Money for Local Food Connections

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says local food projects in cities that show a direct benefit to rural producers can be considered for USDA loan guarantees.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

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.

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10th Tri-State Development Summit
11:26 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Regional Leaders Talk Transportation, Economic Development in Hannibal

More than 300 people attended the 10th Tri-State Development Summit in Hannibal, Mo.

A summit that brings together business, government and community leaders from throughout the tri-state region reached a milestone on Wednesday, May 7.

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