Linda Lockhart

PIN Analyst
St. Louis Beacon

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Missouri governor’s proposed budget cuts spare farmers, but not biodiesel debt

Gov. Eric Greitens isn’t sparing the state’s Department of Agriculture from proposed budget cuts, but Missouri's agriculture director says farmers and ranchers will receive the same level of services they currently see. Still, a PIN source who grows corn, soybeans and hay is concerned that Missouri farmers are about to face tough times due to dropping commodity prices.

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2 St. Louis schools closing in June; a third gets reprieve

When two public schools in northwest St. Louis release their students for summer break in June, they’ll be closing their doors for good. A PIN source who is part of three generations who attended one of the schools shared what the closings mean to him, and to the neighborhoods they've served.