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Gov. Nixon grants pardons to nine non-violent offenders

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has granted pardons to eight men and one woman convicted of non-violent offenses. Each of the individuals has completed his or her sentence and has become a law-abiding citizen.

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Gov. Nixon directs Department of Agriculture to explore opportunities for Missouri agricultural producers, processors and growers to benefit from trade with Cuba

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon has directed the Missouri Department of Agriculture to explore the opportunities for Missouri agricultural producers, processors and growers to benefit from trade with Cuba. The Governor today said the recent decision by President Obama to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba has the potential to create significant opportunities for Missouri’s number one industry, agriculture.

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Missouri Department of Corrections donates nearly 180 tons of fresh produce to Missourians in need

Jefferson City, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that its Restorative Justice Garden Program has set a record this year by donating nearly 180 tons of fresh produce this year to local food pantries, shelters, churches, nursing homes and school districts throughout the state.

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Gov. Nixon discusses priorities for agriculture and rural economic development at annual conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today discussed his priorities for agriculture and rural economic development in an address to the 45th Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in Osage Beach. The annual conference brings together producers, agribusinesses and other stakeholders to discuss current issues and opportunities for the industry. Below is the text of the Governor’s prepared remarks:

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Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 law enforcement officers from across Missouri

• State’s highest public safety award honors officers who bravely risk their own lives to protect their fellow Missourians
JEFFERSON CITY – In a ceremony today at the State Capitol, Gov. Jay Nixon awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor to10 public safety officers from across the state for their courageous and exceptional efforts to save lives and protect the public in 2013. The officers represent Missouri police and sheriffs’ departments and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. They responded to a variety of potentially deadly threats: rescuing people from burning vehicles, pulling a person from a sinking car and an elderly couple from swirling flood waters, and stopping deadly threats posed to others by armed criminals.

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