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Pork Industry And Vets Develop PEDV Biosecurity Guidelines

The National Pork Board, NPPC, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians have developed new biosecurity guidelines to curb the…

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ASA Pleased With WRDA House Draft Legislation

American Soybean Association leaders are pleased House Transportation Chairman Bill Schuster is calling for markup next week of the Water…

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NASDA Wants Proper Implementation Of Food Safety Act

At their annual meeting this week the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture members talked about food safety and…

Taiwan Commits To Buy $ 485 Million Dollars Of American Wheat

At a stop in North Dakota this week, Taiwan agreed to buy close to $ 485 million worth of wheat…

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Grains Council Chair Says Taiwan Grain Purchase Positive

The Taiwan Feed Industry Association this week signed a letter of intent with the U.S. Grains Council to purchase 5…

Minnesota Pork Producers Talk Trade In Nation’s Capital

  Minnesota Pork Producers are in the nation’s capital this week speaking with members of Congress about various issues. Pork…

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Extension Specialist Says Northwest Iowa Crops Doing Better

Late summer heat has brought stressful conditions to some fields in Iowa but in the Northwest part of the state,…

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AMI Disappointed With Court Injunction COOL Ruling

  The American Meat Institute, one of the plaintiffs in the COOL court case says they’ll appeal the district Judge’s…

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NCBA Disappointed Injunction Request Denied In COOL Court Case

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, one of those suing USDA over their rewrite of Country of Origin Labeling is disappointed…

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Cattle Group Pleased Judge Denies Injunction Request In COOL Case

  The US District Court for the District of Colombia has turned down a preliminary injunction request from meat processing…

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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.