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South Dakota Dairy Group Backs New Raw Milk Rule

  A strengthened state rule on raw milk requiring labeling on milk bottles has passed the legislature’s rules review committee…

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Raw Milk Consumer Unhappy With Final South Dakota Rule

  The South Dakota Legislative Rules Review Committee has approved a re write of the raw milk rules in the…

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Farm Leader Says Crop Insurance And Conservation Compliance Needed

Seven former heads of the Natural Resources Conservation Service have written Senate and House Ag Committee leaders asking them to…

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NCGA Wants Crop Insurance Tied In With Conservation

National Corn Grower Association members are standing behind an agreement reached earlier with conservation groups to tie in crop insurance…

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Growth Energy Says NASCAR Proves Dependability Of E 15

NASCAR announced this week that during their recent race in Phoenix they surpassed more than five million competition miles on…

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Cattle President Unhappy Peta Supporter Joan Jett In South Dakota

  South Dakota livestock producers are not happy that PETA supporter and rocker Joan Jett has been asked to be…

Minnesota Extension Specialist Outlines Farm Rental Rates For 2014

An increase in 2014 farmland rent in Minnesota may indicate a loss for producers at current corn and soybean cash…

Farm Bureau President Hoping TPP Will Get Done This Year

  U.S. trade officials are hoping to see the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement completed by the end of…

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South Dakota October Blizzard Death Loss Reaches 20,000 to 30,000 Animals

State Animal Industry Board officials released estimates this week of livestock loss estimates from the early October Blizzard in South…

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Beef Facilities Conference Set For Sioux Falls

A one day beef facilities conference is set for the Sioux Falls Ramkota on November 21.  Iowa State University Extension…

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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.

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Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

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The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

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The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

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CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

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The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.