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U.S. House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

Senate confirms Haaland as first-ever Native American to serve in the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland made history on Monday when she became the first Native American to ever be confirmed by the U.S....

Environment group: Trump’s final year in office saw spike in farm...

President Trump’s administration spent $20 billion on farm subsidies in its last year, four times the level at the beginning of his term, the...

Missouri facing more rolling power outages as extreme winter cold continues

Rolling blackouts continued Tuesday morning in southwest and western Missouri, the result of extreme winter weather conditions creating high demand for electricity. Evergy, which serves...

Here’s what Joe Biden plans to do on his first day...

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later...

Missouri PSC will not order a moratorium on utility shut offs

There will be no state-ordered moratorium on utility shut offs this winter, the Missouri Public Service Commission decided Wednesday in a unanimous vote. The five-member...

Farmers likely to see more multinational trade deals crafted in Biden...

WASHINGTON—American farmers who have gone through the drama and turbulence of trade and agriculture policy in the Trump administration can expect a far more...

Utilities offer help to Missourians behind on bills. Will that mean...

Almost half a million customers of Missouri’s regulated utilities were behind on their bills in September, and 185,000 were working on payment plans to...

Environmental justice expected to get more attention in the Biden administration

WASHINGTON —  Community activists and some Democratic lawmakers have long sought to give low-income communities more latitude to challenge the cumulative effects from air, water...

Barrett nomination advances to U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only vote

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as...

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