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Large turnout protests proposed closing of Centerville FSA office

From 200-250 people filled Faith United Methodist Church in Centerville Tuesday afternoon in order to talk about the proposed closing and consolidation of the Farm Service Agency office in Appanoose County. John R. Whitaker, state executive director Iowa FSA, attended the two-hour meeting to hear comments from the audience.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about food prices. Are you paying more than you were last year for certain food items? According to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, "the cost of 16 food items" increased by 3.5 over 2013, as reported by the Des Moines Register. So, the question of the week is, "Are you feeling the food price increase pinch?"

A. Yes, and it hurts.
B. No, I don't feel a thing.
C. Not sure.
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