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Renewable Fuels Official Says Senate Measure Threatens Biofuels Future

Senators Tom Coburn and Dianne Feinstein plan to introduce legislation to eliminate conventional biofuel from the Renewable Fuel Standard. Renewable…

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South Dakota Farm Leader Wants CFTC To Fix Dodd Frank Rule

  The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has decided to abandon a court challenge of their position limit’s rule. The Court…

Humane Society Of The United States Joins Groups Supporting COOL

  The Humane Society of the United States along with three other groups are asking a Federal Appeals Court to…

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United States Cattlemen’s Association Wants COOL Left Intact

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has joined three other groups in asking Farm Bill conferees to keep the Country of Origin…

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SDSU Swine Club Hosting Center For Food Integrity Director

  The South Dakota State University Swine Club’s guest speaker on campus tonight is Center for Food Integrity’s Director Charlie…

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Aberdeen Development Corporation Not Involved In EB 5 With Northern Beef

Federal authorities are investigating the financial dealings of the bankrupt Northern Beef Packing plant and the federal EB 5 immigrant…

Pipestone Systems CEO Weighs In On Animal Rights Group Investigation

The CEO of Pipestone Systems Dr. Luke Minion says the credibility of Mercy for Animals is in question.  That’s after…

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Milk Group Pleased Teamsters Backing Dairy Security Act

The Teamsters Union has reversed their earlier position and is now backing the Dairy Security Act as part of the…

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Iowa State Study Shows Poultry Industry Has Positive Carbon Footprint

A recently released report by Iowa State University shows that the poultry industry has had a significant positive impact on…

Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants TPA Granted To President

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus wants to get the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or T-TIP trade agreement…

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.

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Gambling Addiction Treatment working

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The Iowa Department of Public Health's annual report on problem gambling treatment is showing continued success.