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Senator Grassley Asking Conferees To Retain Payment Limits In Farm Bill

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is encouraging farm bill conferees to approve his payment limits provision in the new farm bill.…

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Platte Livestock’s Rollover Auction Nets $ 85,000 For Ranchers Relief Fund

This week’s Rollover Heifer Auction in Platte, South Dakota this week raised $ 85,000 for the Ranchers Relief Fund.  Platte…

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Renewable Fuel Association Says Ethanol Targeted For More Attacks

The Renewable Fuel Association says attacks are mounting in Congress on ethanol and the renewable fuel standard. One of the…

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Growth Energy And Two Other Groups Intervening In RFS Volume Case

Growth Energy, Renewable Fuel Association and Bio Tech Industry groups have filed a motion to intervene in a U.S. Court…

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South Dakota Stock Growers Director Says $ 600,000 In Rancher Relief Fund

The Ranchers Relief Fund set up to benefit West River ranchers injured by last month’s blizzard has now collected over…

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South Dakota Bio Tech Executive Backs Farm Group’s Stance On Traits

The Farm Bureau, Soybean, Corn and Canola grower groups have written the U.S. Trade Representative and Agriculture Secretary raising concerns…

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Northwest Iowan Chosen National FFA Officer

Iowa State Student Steven Brockshus has been chosen as a National Vice President for the FFA. Brockshus who grew up…

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Starts Cares Fund For Ranchers

  The South Dakota Farm Bureau has set up the Farm Bureau Cares Fund to assist livestock producers in the…

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Sioux Falls Regional Livestock’s Rollover Auction Raises $ 35,000

Monday, a rollover heifer auction was held at Sioux Falls Regional Livestock near Worthing to benefit the Ranchers Relief Fund. …

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Sioux Falls Regional Livestock Holding Benefit Auction For Relief Fund

   A roll over auction is being held today at Sioux Falls Regional Livestock near Worthing to help benefit the…

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Growth Seen In Economic Index

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for February, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, increased from January’s reading.

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Iowa Legislators Move to Budget And Education Issues

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With the debate over increasing the gas tax out of the way, Iowa legislators now can focus on the budget, and settling on education funding.

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Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

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South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

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Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

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A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

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State Education Spending Debate Continues

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State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.