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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…

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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…

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

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A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

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Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

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South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.