Jefferson City, MO – More Missouri National Guard members are being deployed to Afghanistan, and their families today bid them farewell at a ceremony in Jefferson City.
The 60 soldiers and airmen in the unit will form an Agricultural Development Team. They will be based in the Nangarhar Province, where they'll help the local population grow food crops and develop other agricultural projects.
Jefferson City, Mo. – State Auditor Susan Montee is reviewing the Missouri Department of Agriculture after two alleged grain fraud schemes cost farmers tens of millions of dollars.
Montee said Wednesday her audit will focus on the department's Grain Regulatory Services program. Agriculture officials requested the audit, which will include recommendations that could help spot fraud sooner and help farmers recover financial losses.
The check-out lines at a Schnucks grocery store in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue are staffed with cashiers and moving smoothly on a sunny summer afternoon. However, the lines could be moving slower this fall if health officials' concerns for a severe swine flu outbreak are realized and many workers call in sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently urged businesses to plan for what they will do if large numbers of employees can't make it to work.