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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Farmers Union Opposing Smithfield Sale To A Chinese Company

  National Farmers Union is disappointed with Committee on Foreign Investment’s decision approving the sale of Smithfield Foods to a…

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Committee Will Study Roads And Bridges

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature voted to have a summer study committee look at roads and bridges in the state.

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More Cedar County, NE Voters Able To Vote By Mail

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Over half of the voters in Cedar County (Nebraska) will now be able to mail in their ballots for the May 13th primary.

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Education To Be Studied Again

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature has decided to have another summer study of education in the state.

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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

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Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.