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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Minnesota Legislature Continues Budget Discussion

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Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Dallas County

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Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.

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Nebraska Continues Death Penalty Debate

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Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.

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Bill to Repeal Mandatory Prison Sentences Passes Nebraska Legislature

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Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.

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Red Cross Takes Fire Prevention To Homes

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The American Red Cross recently made a few house calls in Yankton.