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1. A Chat with the Farm Editor: A Missouri Town Bounces Back after Shift in Agricultural Economy A Chat with the Farm Editor: A Missouri Town Bounces Back after Shift in Agricultural Economy November/26/1961 Article about the economic recovery through cooperation among local businesses, government, and farmers in "Trenton, Mo., a city about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City in Grundy County," also with a...

2. A Growing Demand for Local A Growing Demand for Local December 8, 2009 Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...

3. Amber Waves of Pain Amber Waves of Pain July/6-12/2000 Discusses the failure of the USDA to make low-interest loans to black farmers as a result of a discrimination suit.

4. County Third in Roads: In the Country Only Two Others Are Ahead in System County Third in Roads: In the Country Only Two Others Are Ahead in System December/15/1929 Article noting the extensiveness of the system of county roads in Jackson County, Missouri, as third best in the nation, behind only two counties in New York and Detroit, and making for very good transportation...

5. Dead Towns Live in Memories Dead Towns Live in Memories September/4/1964 Article about towns no longer in existence in Clay County, Missouri, including Arley, Winner, Centerville, Greenville, Gosneyville, and Clayville, Missouri.

6. Dry as a Bone Dry as a Bone July 22, 2012 Article discussing the effects of the drought of 2012. Extreme high temperatures and a lack of rain are creating conditions comparable to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s in the region. The drought has already...

7. Enterprising North Missouri Farmers Started State on Way to Good Roads Enterprising North Missouri Farmers Started State on Way to Good Roads May 1,1952 Photo and article about the road improvement technologies used by Robert Hart (dying in 1934) of the Eagleville, Missouri, area (in Harrison County, Missouri) and others in northern Missouri, such as D....

8. Farmers Urged to Enter Commodities Futures Market Farmers Urged to Enter Commodities Futures Market November/17/1974 Photos and biographical article about Walter Middlecamp, "vice-president here for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc." as a stockbroker and cattle rancher "on his Crooked River Ranch near Lawson,...

9. Gardening for Food Could Get Boost in KC Gardening for Food Could Get Boost in KC February 16, 2011 Commentary about the popularity of vegetable gardening in the area. Katherine Kelly, executive director of the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture, is quoted as saying, "and this year, there are at...

10. Gerald Mulligan Gerald Mulligan February/23/1970 Obituary for Gerald Mulligan, vice-president of the Farmers Trust Company, dying at the age of 65 on February 22, 1970.

11. Good Times on The Farm Good Times on The Farm March 20, 2012 Compared to the 1980s when "tens of thousands of farmers went broke and were forced off of their land," the last few years has seen a rise in farm earnings. "Farm income has jumped nearly 30 percent in...

12. Ike Comes to Town for F. F. A. and the Royal Ike Comes to Town for F. F. A. and the Royal October 15, 1953 Illustrations of President Dwight David Eisenhower, and some attractions at the American Royal in Kansas City during his visit here, with a photo of the new American Hereford Association headquarters building...

13. Mitzvah Garden Grows Next to Synagogue Mitzvah Garden Grows Next to Synagogue May 7, 2010 The congregation of B'nai Jehudah has established a 10,000 square-foot Mitzvah Garden at the Temple to help in "the local fight against hunger." They plan to sell the produce at farmers' markets as well...

14. Nurture Urban Agriculture to Turn Back Blight Nurture Urban Agriculture to Turn Back Blight June 20, 2010 This editorial proclaimed, "Urban farming and gardening presents a doable, cost-effective way to find a use for blighted land while yielding healthy foods for neighborhoods that need it and also providing...

15. Quantrell's Raid: Hon. Sidney F. Clarke Tells of Lawrence Massacre Quantrell's Raid: Hon. Sidney F. Clarke Tells of Lawrence Massacre September 30, 2005 Sidney F. Clarke was living in Oklahoma City when a Kansas City Journal correspondent contacted him and asked him for his statement or account of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863. In doing so Clarke...

16. The Harvest Is In At the City Market The Harvest Is In At the City Market September/29/1999 This article describes the fall season at the City Market with the fall's unique produce and activities for the whole family. Approximately 75 to 100 family farmers come every Saturday to sell their crops,...

17. They Had a Dream: From Sharecropper to Landholder They Had a Dream: From Sharecropper to Landholder May 31, 1975 Vertical file contains a portrait and biographical article about Junius Groves (1859-1926), a pioneer African American landholder of Wyandotte County, Kansas. He was born as a slave in Kentucky and joined...

18. Today's Trailblazers Today's Trailblazers January 4, 2004 Article features five local people who are working to make the community and world a better place. They include: farmer Diana Endicott, pediatrician Monica Pierson, architect Bob Berkebile, minister Ervin...

19. Troubles Never Ending for America's Black Farmer Troubles Never Ending for America's Black Farmer July 27-August 2, 2007 Article reports on the plight of African American farmers in the United States, whose numbers have declined rapidly in the last century, and attempts to enact legislation that would provide much needed...