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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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Utility Frustrated With River Nitrate Management

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Iowa’s largest water utility is restarting special equipment to remove nitrates from the water it uses from the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to its customers.

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Nebraska Governor Not to Support Death Penalty Repeal

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Governor Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills.

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Sioux City Teens Hospitalized, One Dead After Smoking Synthetic Drug

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A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug.

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Nebraska Legislators Debate Death Penalty Repeal

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Nebraska legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill to do away with the death penalty.

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Health Checks Part Of Safety Precautions

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When it comes to safety preparedness, most people think about smoke alarms, disaster kits, and escape plans.