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National FFA Gets Million Dollar Donation

The 86th annual FFA national convention underway in Louisville, Kentucky got off to a great start last night with a…


Mercy For Animals Hired Person To Go Undercover At Hog Farm

Officials with Mercy for Animals admit that they hired Jessica Marie Buck to pull off an undercover investigation of alleged…

South Dakota State Senator Suggests Tax Abatement For Livestock Producers

South Dakota State Senator Larry Rhoden of Union Center says Western ranchers in need of disaster assistance might benefit from…


Minnesota Beef Referendum On The Way

The Minnesota cattle industry is looking at increasing the state beef checkoff assessment.  Minnesota Beef Industry Council Chair Mark Malecek…

SDSU Specialist Advises Guarding Against Mycotoxins And Mold

Recent wet conditions may have caused mold and mycotoxin problems in corn fields. SDSU Extension Swine Specialist Dr. Bob Thaler…


Iowa Ag Department Official Says Propane Shortage Is Widespread

A near record and high moisture corn crop is causing a shortage of propane for drying.   Harold Hommes, Energy Expert…

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South Dakota Honey Producer Wants Congress To Pass Pollinator Provision

Agricultural and Environmental groups are urging Farm Bill conferees to include a provision in the farm bill to protect pollinators. …

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Rural Affairs Official Wants Beginning Farm Program In Farm Bill

  The Center for Rural Affairs wants Farm Bill Conferees to come up with final legislation that provides help for…


Land Steward Ship Group Wants More Conservation Funding In Farm Bill

The House Senate Farm Bill conference committee holds their first meeting today. Land Steward Ship Project of Minnesota wants them…


Animal Rights Group Claiming Abuse At Minnesota Hog Farm

  Animal rights group, Mercy for Animals is claiming employees at  Pipestone Systems Hog farm in Pipestone Minnesota are abusing…

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.

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Online Help Scam


Iowans may be sitting down to a turkey dinner , but don't be surprised if, even today, the phone rings and it's someone offering to help you and your "ailing" computer.

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Avoid Sharing the Flu

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If you've been sick and get up ready to head out to a family Thanksgiving celebration, you might want to think about staying home.