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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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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.