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ASA Responds To FDA Decision On Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration has made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not generally recognized as safe…

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Rural Affairs Group Wants Better Crop Insurance For All Producers

The Center for Rural Affairs is joining a group of a dozen Senators who want farm bill conferees to make…


HSUS Trying To Get King Amendment Stripped From The Farm Bill

The Humane Society of the United States is lobbying farm bill conferees to eliminate the King amendment from the final…

Nebraska Pork Producers Want King Amendment In Farm Bill

Nebraska Pork Producer’s President Shane Meyer says the King amendment needs to remain in the final farm bill package. Earlier…


R CALF Not Happy With Finalized BSE Rules

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service this week finalized their BSE rule which modernizes import regulations.  R CALF CEO…

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Iowa Corn Growers President Hails Defeat Of GMO Labeling Measure

Washington State voters this week defeated an initiative that would have mandated labeling of genetically modified foods.  Iowa Corn Growers…


Cargill Is Re Opening An Ethanol Plant In Fort Dodge Iowa

  Cargill is reopening an ethanol plant in Ft. Dodge, Iowa which may be a signal of better ethanol margins…


Renewable Fuel Association Says Renewable Volume Cuts Are Illegal And Costly

EPA’s proposed cut in the mandated volumes of renewable fuels like ethanol in the Renewable Fuels Standard are illegal and…

United States Meat Exports Finishing The Year Mixed

U.S. meat exports are finishing the year with mixed performance.  U.S Meat Export Federation CEO Philip Seng says lamb sales…

Crop Life America Official Says Regulatory Process Needs Fixing

A new report commissioned by Crop Life America and done by Summit Consulting shows the current regulatory system to review…

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Another Winter Storm Moving into the Northern Plains


Another winter storm will move into the area Sunday night through Tuesday.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.