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Pork Board President Pleased With Court Ruling Against HSUS

This week a U.S. District Court Judge threw out a lawsuit filed by HSUS against USDA and Agriculture Secretary Tom…

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NCBA Joins Alliance Pushing For TPP Trade Agreement

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has joined cattlemen representing Australia, New Zealand and Canada in pushing for a comprehensive Trans…

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South Dakota Stock Growers To Discuss Land Management And Animal Welfare

South Dakota Stock Growers gathering in Rapid City today and tomorrow for their 122nd. Annual convention will be hearing about…

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South Dakota Sheep Growers To Talk Predator Control At Convention

  One of the major topics of discussion for South Dakota Sheep Growers at their convention in Brookings today and…

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R CALF Leader Says COOL Opponents On Shaky Ground With Appeal

Nine Canadian and U.S. meat and livestock groups challenging the revised country of origin labeling law have filed their initial…

NFU Official Says Movement On Funding Bill Positive For Farm Bill

Wednesday’s move by the Senate to move forward on funding the government bodes well for Congress getting moving on completing…

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ICCI Hails Judge’s Decision On Mississippi River Basin

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement leaders and staff are hailing a U.S.District Judge’s decision calling for tougher enforcement of the…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Disappointed With Smithfield Sale

  Not every ag group is happy with Smithfield Shareholders decision this week to sell the company to Shuanghui  of…

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Ag Secretary Supports South Dakota Petition On Canadian Pacific Railway

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board urging support for South Dakota’s petition…

ACE Backs Call For CFTC Investigation Of Alleged RINS Manipulation

The American Coalition for Ethanol is backing Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow’s call for a CFTC investigation of RINS manipulation.…

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GPS Tracking Suggested For Accused Stalkers And Domestic Abusers

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says it's time to give judges the authority to order electronic surveillance of some of the men and women who are accused of stalking or domestic abuse in Iowa.

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Iowa Home Sales Lower

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Home sales in Iowa decreased last month by 9.2-percent compared to August 2013, according to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors.

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Lt. Governor Decision May Take Weeks

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned.

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Courts Might Overturn Ballot Decision

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A constitutional law professor doesn't believe the courts will allow a change to the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial ticket to stand.

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Feeding South Dakota Seeks Grant

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Wal-Mart is offering $3 million in grants to Feeding America food banks across the country.