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South Dakota Coalition Asking Legislators To Make Animal Cruelty A Felony

A coalition of South Dakota groups representing agriculture, law enforcement and animal welfare say they’ll ask state legislators to pass…

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Minnesota Ag Commissioner Touring State Touting RFS

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Dave Frederickson is on a three week tour of the state asking for support of the Renewable…

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Iowa Sets Biodiesel Production Record In 2013

Iowa Renewable Fuel Officials say Iowa biodiesel production was up 25 percent in 2013 setting a new record with production…

Conservation Stewardship Program Sign Up Extended

The Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new Conservation Stewardship Program enrollments for fiscal year 2014.  The…

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Ag Secretary Trying To Get China To Approve Biotech Regulatory Process

China recently rejected U.S. corn shipments because of the MIR-162 trait.  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he and others brought…

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NPPC President PLeased With Market Resolution With New Zealand

Following a long legal challenge begun in 2011, U.S. chilled and frozen pork can now enter New Zealand in retail…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Main State Legislative Goal Is Tax Reform

Today is the opening day for the Nebraska Unicameral.  Senators have 60 working days this year to complete their legislative…

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New South Dakota Wind Association Executive Director Named

The South Dakota Wind Energy Association has a new Executive Director. Paul Bachman who works for D-G-R Engineering in Sioux…

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South Dakota Pork President Says PED Virus Tops Convention Issues

  Today the 45th annual South Dakota Pork Congress gets underway in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota. Outgoing Pork Council…

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Ag Secretary Says Congress Must Complete Farm Bill This Month

Farm Bill principals are expected to release a framework for long term farm legislation this week. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack…

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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

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Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.

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Economist Questions Economic Report

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A recent report that shows the best and worst taxpayer return on investment places Nebraska at number two. Creighton University…

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Executive Director Needed For LRC

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature meets again today in Pierre. They are in the process of looking…

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Talks With Railroads Continue

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The Surface Transportation Board held a hearing in Washington last week.