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Featured Blog Posts – December 2009 Archive (4)

The Missouri Restoration Tour Debut is Jan 30th!

If you've been following lately, you know that new WFNA tools are coming on-line at quite a clip. Our One-Of-A- Kind "LOCAL" Social site, dedicated to local food security, local economy and the betterment of local life, is a huge success thanks to the expertise of Steve Popp and his crew. ( We really need to know all invovled so that we can thank them properly)

What is to follow, in our web presence, is a host of components, each with their own particular focus, that will present as… Continue

Added by Ruell Chappell on December 18, 2009 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

Helping Our Neighbors

It's not hard to tell that there are many people in Springfield and the surrounding area that need our help with even the basic needs. Well Fed Neighbor, along with Sammy's Window, has recently been given a clothing bank in Springfield. In November approximately 100 children were clothed through this ministry. I am exploring ways to expand this in to a food bank, teaching facility (gardening, canning, seed saving, budgeting, nutrition, sewing etc.). The possibility of operating a thrift store… Continue

Added by MARK HAY on December 17, 2009 at 1:27am — 1 Comment

This from ana Sofia joanes, director of "Fresh".... Please sign the petition.

Hi Ruell,

The Associated Press just uncovered a series of confidential commercial licensing agreements that give around 200 smaller companies the right to insert Monsanto's genes (resistant to their Roundup herbicide) in their corn and soybean plants.

This means that Monsanto will OWN and CONTROL roughly 95 percent of all soybeans and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S. Monsanto is blocking competition in the seed industry, forcing farmers into growing genetically… Continue

Added by Ruell Chappell on December 16, 2009 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Missouri tax commission raises value for best farmland

by the Associated Press reported by KY3

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Farmers in Missouri who own the best land for growing crops could pay higher taxes on their property while those with less desirable plots might get a tax cut.

The Missouri State Tax Commission has approved new productive values for agriculture land. The values are used to calculate property taxes and are determined by evaluating the… Continue

Added by Teri Leigh Baird on December 15, 2009 at 8:21pm — 6 Comments

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