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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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GOP Retreats On DHS Funding

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Republicans in Congress had to retreat a bit, and pass a so called “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Severe Weather Season Approaches

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It is another one of the signs of spring. The beginning of severe weather spotter training classes.

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Weaponized Drones Targeted In Protest

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A candlelight vigil is planned this evening (Wednesday) outside the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines to protest the use of weaponized drones.

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No Speed Limit Change, But Texting Bill Advances

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A bill that would have raised the speed limit on Iowa's interstates has hit a dead end in the Iowa Senate, but legislators are advancing bills targeting those caught texting and driving on Iowa roads.

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Electoral Vote Change Bill Clears Hurdle

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A measure proposing Nebraska revert to the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electors has cleared an important hurdle, yet still faces an uncertain future.