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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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South Dakota Representative Will Push For Farm Bill Passage

The House is only in session for three more works which leaves them little time to complete a farm bill…

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Nebraska Trade Delegation Reports Meat Trade Opportunities In Taiwan

  Nebraska’s trade delegation made a stop in Taiwan Friday. Besides announcing the sale of $ 472 million worth of…

South Dakota Stock Growers Disappointed With Voluntary Call For COOL

South Dakota Stock Grower officials are disappointed to hear of Iowa Farm Bureau’s policy calling for moving Country of Origin…

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Farm Bill, RFS, COOL And Markets Key Issues For Fly In Participants

National Farmers Union is hosting its fly in this week in the nation’s capital. Nebraska’s Farmers Union delegation consists of…

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Nebraska Officials Announce $ 472 Million Grain Sale To Taiwan

Members of Nebraska’s Trade Delegation said today they’ve inked an agreement with Taiwan to sell them $ 472 million worth…

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Iowa Farm Bureau Passes Policies At Summer Conference

A National policy priority approved by Iowa Farm Bureau members at their recent summer conference calls for a change to…

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North Dakota’s Early Spring Wheat Harvest Looking Good

Spring Wheat harvesters in North Dakota just getting started are seeing a better crop than anticipated.  North Dakota Wheat Commission…

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Nebraska Pork President Pleased With TPP Progress

President Obama this week repeated his desire that the Trans Pacific Partnership be completed this year. Nebraska Pork Producer’s President…

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Iowa Processor Says RFS Critical To Advanced Biofuel Development

Fuels America along with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers are touting the importance of…

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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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.