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Grains Council Working To Resolve Trade Barrier With Panama

U.S. Grains Council Officials says an unsettling trade barrier is brewing in Central America. Council Chairman Julius Schaaf says Panama’s…

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Corn Standability Hurt By Weekend Storm In Nebraska And Iowa

  The recent storms not only wiped out part of the crop in northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska, it may…

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Crop Insurance Agent Reports Crop Losses In Wayne Nebraska Area

The widespread storm that whipped through Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa Friday did not only tornado damage to the town…

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Tornadoes Damage Farm Buildings, Crops And Livestock In Iowa Friday Night

Three tornados swept through Woodbury County Iowa Friday night damaging farm buildings, crops and causing some livestock losses. County Emergency…

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Weekend Snow Storm Causes Massive Cattle Death Losses

This weekend’s storm that brought heavy snow and strong winds to Western South Dakota has caused massive cattle death losses. …

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Survey Shows Strong Disapproval Of Obama Care

Over 700 Nebraska farmers and ranchers responded to a State Farm Bureau survey regarding the Affordable Care Act.  President Steve…

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Iowa Pork President Says TPP Is Needed

  Congresswoman Rosa De Lauro says approving the Trans Pacific Partnership would threaten food safety in the United States. She…

National Grain And Feed Concerned At Proposed CFTC Rule

The General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Sub Committee recently held their fourth hearing over the future of the Commodity…

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American Meat Institute Seeking Delay In COOL Implementation

The American Meat Institute and several other meat and livestock groups have asked for a delay in implementation of the…

NFU Asks House Speaker To Get Farm Bill Conferees Named

National Farmers Union has written House Speaker John Boehner saying he holds the fate of the farm bill in his…

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Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

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Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

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Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.

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El Nino Could Lead to Muddy Fields This Spring

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An Iowa State University climatologist says the current El Nino weather pattern could mean slow planting this spring.

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Health Organizations in Nebraska Watching the Zika Virus

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Health organizations are carefully monitoring the spread of the Zika virus after a large outbreak in May of last year in Brazil.