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State ag director assess flood damage


Gov. Matt Blunt sent Katie Smith, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, across part of northwestern and north central Missouri recently to assess the recent damage and crop loss caused by floodwaters along the Missouri River and its tributaries.

Smith was joined by Gerald Hrdina, conservation specialist with the Missouri Farm Service Agency; Gene Danekas, director of Missouri Agricultural Statistics and other agriculture officials, including Kirby Payne of the

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