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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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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

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The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

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The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

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CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

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The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.