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  • Louisiana farmers and ranchers have options for flood recovery assistance

    September 19, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Farmers and ranchers affected by last month's flooding could be eligible for assistance from several agencies. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest loans to farmers and ranchers for rebuilding or repairing their primary homes and replacing lost or damaged personal property. Victims can call the SBA... more »
  • Armed group calls meeting to talk with Oregon community

    January 12, 2016 4:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The armed activists occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon plan to hold a community meeting this week to explain themselves and inform residents when they'll leave. The Oregonian reports that a leader of the anti-government group told reporters on Tuesday that the meeting will be... more »
  • Call for supplies as standoff enters second week

    January 10, 2016 3:02 PM

    BURNS, Ore. - The occupation of a national wildlife area by a small, armed group upset over federal land policies stretched into its second week. The mother of the group's leader asked supporters to send supplies - everything from warm blankets to coffee creamer. The group that seized the Malheur... more »
  • Bundy says protesters want local land control

    January 3, 2016 4:09 PM

    BURNS, Ore. - The remote high desert of eastern Oregon is the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says "outsiders" are to blame for the... more »
  • USDA expands drought aid eligibility in La. and Miss

    October 22, 2015 4:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers and ranchers in nearly 70 percent of Louisiana's parishes and of Mississippi's counties are now eligible for drought disaster aid. In Mississippi, USDA added 10 counties to the list of primary disaster areas on Thursday, bringing the total to 30.... more »

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