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NCBA Official Says Vice President’s Asia Trip Important For Trade

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are off to Japan, China and South Korea this week.…

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Iowa Wind Official Concerned About Extension Of Tax Credit

Wind energy industry officials are concerned the federal government has not moved forward with extending the Production Tax Credit for…

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Iowa Farm Bureau Focusing On Water And Conservation Issues

Today, Iowa Farm Bureau members are holding their 95th annual meeting in Des Moines.  President Craig Hill says policy was…

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South Dakota Senator Says Farm Bill Extension Won’t Provide Disaster Relief

  Extending the present farm bill won’t provide any assistance to West River South Dakota ranchers hurt by the October…

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Nebraska Ethanol Official Says Policy Commission Idea Has Merit

  Two members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have introduced legislation to create a commission to review current…

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Cattle Group Disappointed Disaster Declaration Gives No Help To Producers

  Federal Emergency Management officials announced late last week that President Obama approved a request for a disaster declaration for…

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25 By 25 Committee Concerned About EPA 2014 Volume Requirements

Some Renewable officials say it isn’t just corn ethanol that will be effected by the EPA plan to drop the…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Hoping For Farm Bill Completion

Farm Bill principal negotiators are working during the Holiday break on trying to come to an agreement to pass a…

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NFU Official Says COOL Opponents Off Base And Don’t Understand The Law

  New Country of Origin Labeling rules are now in effect and opponents claim the rule is needlessly complex and…

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Canadian Opponent Says Removing COOL Would Lead To Compliance

    Canadian opponents of the new U.S. Country of Origin Labeling regulation say if U.S. Farm Bill negotiators would…

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January Thaw To End

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Our pleasant mid-winter weather is going to change back to form later this week.

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Another Pipeline Proposed

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Four public meetings have been held across eastern South Dakota by backers of a proposed crude oil pipeline.

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Regional Cooperation Touted In Meeting

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Regional cooperation was the theme of the “One Million Cups” meeting yesterday in Yankton.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."