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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…

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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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Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

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The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.

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Search for U of I President Continues

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Sally Mason has stepped into retirement.

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Nebraska Senator Says Change is Needed In Highway Funding

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill.

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Congress Left With Few Days to Finalize Budget

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When Congress returns from the August recess after Labor Day, they will have only a few days to work through the budget and keep the government funded into the new fiscal year which starts on October first.

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Death Penalty Petition Continues in Nebraska

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has been holding town hall meetings around the state in the last couple of weeks.