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Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkeys Come From Minnesota This Year

President Obama is expected to pardon the annual thanksgiving Turkey today. Minnesota Turkey Grower’s Executive Director Steve Olson says the…

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Nebraska Ag Department Investigating Bovine TB Case

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is investigating an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in the northeast part of the state discovered…

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South Dakota Congresswoman Wants Farm Bill Done This Year

South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem says she’s pushing for resolution on a final farm bill before the end of the…

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South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Backs New Raw Milk Rule

  New South Dakota raw milk rule regulations go into effect December 11. State Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch says there’s…

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Calls For Stricter Animal Abuse Penalties

  At their annual meeting over the weekend South Dakota Farm Bureau members re elected President Scott Vanderwal to another…

Minnesota Farmers Union Calls For Repeal Of Equipment Repair Sales Tax

Minnesota Farmers Union members over the weekend approved three special orders of business at their annual convention. President Doug Peterson…

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North Dakota Farmers Union Elects New President

  North Dakota Farmers Union members have elected a new President replacing Elwood Woody Barth. Mark Watne who worked in…

Minnesota Farm Bureau Donates To South Dakota Ranchers And Approves Policy

Minnesota Farm Bureau members wrapped up their annual meeting over the weekend by passing policies for the coming year. President…

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Stockmen’s Livestock Auction In Yankton South Dakota Has New Owners

  Stockman’s Livestock in Yankton, South Dakota has a new owner.  Nebraska native Kylie Hammond has purchased the auction business…

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South Dakota Corn Executive Says Farm Bill Needs Completing

Both bodies of Congress are on Thanksgiving break and Ag leaders failed to reach a compromise on the farm bill…

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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

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Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.

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Economist Questions Economic Report

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A recent report that shows the best and worst taxpayer return on investment places Nebraska at number two. Creighton University…

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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.