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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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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Franken Returns from Cuba

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Minnesota Senator Al Franken is wrapping up a nearly week-long trip to Cuba as part of a congressional delegation that's exploring ways the U.S. can expand trade opportunities with the island nation.

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Iowa Universities to Address Sexual Assault

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The board that governs the three state universities in Iowa will discuss creating a campus safety and security sub-committee at its meeting next week in Ames.

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Egg Prices Rise in Response to Avian Flu

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Consumers are seeing some grocery prices rise as the price of eggs used by food manufacturers has more than tripled in recent weeks due to the avian influenza outbreak in 16 states.

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Death Penalty Repealed in Nebraska

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Nebraska lawmakers debated repeal of the death penalty for three and a half hours before finally voting to override Governor Pete Ricketts' veto.

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Avian Flu Continues Throughout Region

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State officials' hopes have been dashed that avian flu is tapering off in Minnesota.