Local: Agriculture

Agriculture

soybeans7

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…

Capital 2

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…

Pigs

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…

cattle

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…

corn harvest

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…

E15

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…

gaspump

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…

exports

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…

Capitol

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…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Franken Returns from Cuba

cuba flag

Minnesota Senator Al Franken is wrapping up a nearly week-long trip to Cuba as part of a congressional delegation that's exploring ways the U.S. can expand trade opportunities with the island nation.

in Local

Iowa Universities to Address Sexual Assault

iowastate

The board that governs the three state universities in Iowa will discuss creating a campus safety and security sub-committee at its meeting next week in Ames.

in Local

Egg Prices Rise in Response to Avian Flu

eggs

Consumers are seeing some grocery prices rise as the price of eggs used by food manufacturers has more than tripled in recent weeks due to the avian influenza outbreak in 16 states.

in Local

Death Penalty Repealed in Nebraska

nebraska-state-capital

Nebraska lawmakers debated repeal of the death penalty for three and a half hours before finally voting to override Governor Pete Ricketts' veto.

in Local

Avian Flu Continues Throughout Region

chickens eggs

State officials' hopes have been dashed that avian flu is tapering off in Minnesota.