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National Milk Group Fears Immigration Bill Will Get Delayed

  The Syrian situation and unrest in the Middle East along with the federal budget and debt ceiling debate has…

Minnesota Farmers Union To Work For State Tax Repeal Next Year

Minnesota state legislators held a one day special session this week but did not address any tax issues. The one…

National Pork Board Completes 2014 Budget Of $ 45.3 Million Dollars

National Pork Board members meeting with producers in Des Moines last week ironed out their 2014 budget.  Pork Board President…

NFU Asking Congress To Finish Farm Bill And Support RFS And COOL

Tuesday, Over 300 National Farmers Union members took to the hill lobbying Congress on three major priorities.  Vice President of…


Senator Says Justice Department Won’t Investigate Smithfield Sale

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley who earlier voiced concerns over the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company says the…


NFU Backing Cool In The Courts And On Capital Hill

Groups embroiled in the court fight over Country of Origin Labeling are awaiting a Judge’s decision that could come as…

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Iowa Trade Team Says US And Japan Excited About TPP

A trade team from Iowa is attending the U.S. Japan Midwest Association Annual meeting in Japan this week.  Iowa Governor…

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South Dakota Senator’s Drought Bill Has High Price Tag

The Congressional Budget Office has determined that legislation to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System will cost $ 65…

South Dakota Farmers Union Pushing For RFS And COOL Defense

South Dakota Farmers Union has a delegation of over 30 in the nation’s capital this week lobbying lawmakers on the…

Iowa Pork Leader Sees Great Trade With Possible Smithfield Purchase

  A U.S. government agency has given its approval to Smithfield’s purchase by a Chinese company.  Iowa Pork Producers President…

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Iowa Wet Enough Right Now


Some areas of Iowa got torrential rains near the end of September, but overall the state water report shows things looking pretty good as fall winds down.

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SD Attorney General Warns of Indian Marijuana Resort


South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he can’t simply look the other way when it comes to the enforcement of the state’s marijuana laws.

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer; Russia Can’t Dictate US Military Moves

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says the United States can’t afford to sit back and allow Russia to continue military strikes in Syria.

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Firefighters Respond To Early Morning Fire

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Yankton Firefighters were called out this morning to a fire at Baldwin Filters, just northeast of the city.

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SOS’s Office Working Through Backlog


Besides handling all of the election duties, the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office is the location for most business filings in the state, from incorporations to loan and mortgage filings.