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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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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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

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Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

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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.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

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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.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

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

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CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

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