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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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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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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.