U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Missouri Corn and Soybean Production Up in 2013

Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Missouri farmers produced an estimated 435 million bushels of corn last year, up 76 percent from 2012.

01/13/2014

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds. (Getty Images)

Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.

01/04/2014

(File photo of breeding facility) Humane Society of Missouri

Federal Crackdown Could Help Regulate Mo. Puppy Mills

The new crackdown will force these breeders to apply for federal licenses. Up until now, in Missouri repeat puppy mill offenders have bypassed receiving the federal license.

10/07/2013

West Central Electric Cooperative

Missouri Electric Coop Gets $20M Federal Loan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri electric cooperative is one of several around the nation that will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The West Central Electric Cooperative was awarded a $20 […]

09/13/2013

(File photo of breeding facility) Humane Society of Missouri

Missouri Remains Among Nation’s Worst for Puppy Mills

Many Missouri puppy mill owners are repeat offenders and some have dropped their U.S. Department of Agriculture licenses to avoid federal scrutiny and regulations.

05/13/2013

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USDA: Illinois Drops To No. 4 in Corn Production

Iowa still solidly led the pack with 1.87 billion bushels, followed by Minnesota’s 1.37 billion and Nebraska’s 1.29 billion.

01/11/2013

Missouri Governor encourages hunters to donate venison to Share the Harvest

Farm Bill And Fiscal Cliff Worry Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank President and CEO Frank Finnegan says passing the farm bill is critical.

12/19/2012

File photo of a cow. (credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Cows Being Fed Cookies, Gummy Worms Due To Drought

Cows are developing quite a sweet tooth thanks to an unprecedented drought that has rocked cattle ranchers in the Midwest.

09/24/2012

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senate Candidate Questions Lunch Program

Todd Akin, who now serves in the U.S. House, was asked Thursday about the program, which provides money and surplus food for school lunches.

08/16/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Quinn Asks For Disaster Designation

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for disaster designations for virtually all Illinois counties amid scorching temperatures and one of the state’s worst droughts on record.

07/22/2012

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