Local: Agriculture

Agriculture

MI River

Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With Mississippi River Basin Ruling

A Federal Judge has ruled that EPA must consider tougher pollution controls on nitrogen and phosphorous in the Mississippi River…

nebraska

Center For Rural Affairs Asks Administration To Reject Pipeline

  The Center for Rural Affairs has sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry asking…

South Dakota Pork President Sees Smithfield Sale Approval As Positive

  Smithfield shareholders overwhelmingly approved the sale of their company to Shuanghui of China.  Over 96 percent of shareholders voted…

Vilsack

Ag Secretary Says Immigration Reform Is Long Overdue

This week the House Judiciary Committee is working on several piece meal bills to address immigration reform.  This contrasts with…

corn harvest

Agrium Official Recommends Slow Release Of Fertilizer

Farmers in the Northern Corn Belt concerned about volatilization losses with fall applied fertilizer can look at slow release products. …

soybeans7

Minnesota Soybean Group Donates To Second Harvest Heartland

  Minnesota Soybean is donating $30,000 through Second Harvest Heartland to feed local families and they’re asking college students to…

handshake

SDSU Extension And Mitchell Tech Partnership Grows With New Trade Center

  Tuesday, Mitchell Technical Institute opened its $ 18.5 million Trade Center which includes a partnership with SDSU extension.  SDSU…

gavel

Federal Judge Rules For EPA And Against Ag In Chesapeake Bay Case

A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can put forward regulations to limit pollution from a variety…

corn field

Farm Service Agency Reports High Prevent Plant Acres In Iowa

Iowa is reporting a historically high amount of prevent plant acres for the 2013 crop season.  The monthly report from…

Ethanol Vice President Says Lower Quality Gasoline Will Hurt Blending

Changes made by oil companies in fuel supplied to the Midwest will reduce the quality of gasoline available in many…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Changes To Iowa Snap Program

MoneyDollarsCoins

It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

in Local

Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

Lottery

The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

in Local

Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

Dave Heineman

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

in Local

Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

windmills near norden

The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

in Local

CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

Healthcare

The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.