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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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USB Leaders Tout American Soybean Quality To European Customers

United Soybean Board leaders met recently with European buyers in Turkey. USB Vice Chair and Minnesota farmer Jim Call says…

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Executive Director Needed For LRC

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature meets again today in Pierre. They are in the process of looking…

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Talks With Railroads Continue

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The Surface Transportation Board held a hearing in Washington last week.

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Branstad Pushes For Bullying Bill

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says private schools should be included in any anti-bullying measure the legislature passes this year.

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Filibusters Dominate Nebraska Legislative Session

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Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Greg Adams of York, understands many will remember this past legislative sessions for its filibusters as much as anything else.

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Autism Bill Signed

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill that requires some health insurance plans to cover screenings and therapy to children with autism.