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Farmland Premiere a Huge Success

A local farmer stars in Farmland

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USDA Reports Bullish for Corn, Old Crop Beans

USDA surprises trade with corn numbers.

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NPPC Trade Counsel Says TPA Needed For Both TPA And TTIP

  Trade Promotion Authority legislation has been introduced in both Houses of Congress. It gives the President the authority to…

Iowa Cattleman Says Cattlemen’s Beef Board Gets A Clean Audit

A management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service verified that the Beef Board is operating…

National Milk Group Expects Dairy Policy To Pass

House Speaker John Boehner says the farm bill conference report will not include supply management provisions for the dairy program.…

NFU President Confident COOL Will Win In Appeals Court

Late last week the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the ongoing Country of…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Hires New Legislative Director

  Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association has hired Laura Field as their State Legislative Executive Director. She replaces Pete McClymont who was…

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National Pork Board Responds To Tyson’s Producer Recommendations

Tyson Foods is urging its pork suppliers to implement a series of production practices that it deems representative of responsible…

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Agriculture Secretary Wants House Action Soon On Immigration Bill

Immigration reform which passed the Senate last year is stuck now in the House. The debate seems to be over…

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Iowa Corn Growers President Says Voluntary GMO Labeling Best Solution

  The Grocery Manufacturers Association and three other groups are now pushing for a federal Genetically Modified Organism Law. They’re…

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

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The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

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The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

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CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

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The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.