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Open Range Beef Opens Beef Slaughtering Plant In Gordon Nebraska

Wednesday, a new beef slaughtering facility opened in Gordon, Nebraska. Open Range Beef spent five months renovating and remodeling the…

NCGA Mobilizing Members To Comment Against EPA Proposal

  The National Corn Growers Association is mobilizing its members to give comments to EPA on their proposal to cut…


Nebraska Farmers Union Members To Decide Policy And Hold Elections

Nebraska Farmers Union members are holding their 100th annual convention Friday and Saturday in Grand Island.  President John Hansen says…


South Dakota Farm Bureau Leader Says Trade Deals Are Paying Off

  President Obama says there’s been a 20 percent increase in trade between the United States and Colombia since the…


Iowa Cheese Plant Manager Keynotes Ag United’s Annual Meeting

  This week, Agropur Cheese Plant General Manager Tim Czmowski keynoted Ag United’s Annual meeting. He told the group, there’s…


Baltic South Dakota Fuel Retailer To Testify Before EPA On RFS Volumes

Baltic, South Dakota fuel retailer Bruce Vollan is scheduled to testify before EPA in Virginia Thursday on their RFS volume…

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Northern Plains Nitrogen Holding An Equity Drive

  Northern Plains Nitrogen is holding its equity drive for a world scale nitrogen fertilizer production facility northwest of Grand…

Nebraska Farm Bureau Official Has Concerns With EPA Pushing China

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says she intends to push Chinese officials on their climate control and air pollution efforts during…

Conservation Stewardship Sign Up Underway At NRCS Offices

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking application sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program from now until January 17. …

CME Group Officials Are Against Residual Interest Proposal

CME Group officials say they’re opposed to the CFTC’s residual interest proposal.  This is one of the new customer protection…

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Another Winter Storm Moving into the Northern Plains


Another winter storm will move into the area Sunday night through Tuesday.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.