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Northern Beef Packers Attorney Working On Reorganization Plan

An Aberdeen, South Dakota Attorney representing Northern Beef Packers says he’s working on a reorganization plan that could be finalized soon.…

Pacific Northwest Port Strike Escalates

  The labor strike in the Port of Vancouver, Washington could threaten transportation of Midwestern grain during the harvest.  Mike…

National Pork Board Ironing Out Budget This Week

National Pork Board members are meeting in Des Moines this week ironing out their budget for the coming year. That…

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NPPC Wants Rewrite Of COOL Rule Thrown Out

The fight over the rewrite of Country of Origin Labeling is lodged in the courts with a decision on a…

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South Dakota Pork Executive Says Solid Company Needs To Buy Smithfield

  Activist shareholder Starboard Value LP has told Smithfield shareholders it will vote against the company’s purchase by Shuanghai of…

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Iowa DNR Investigates Manure Spills From Feedlots In Northwest Iowa

Monday, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Officials along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services investigated a pair of manure…

Minnesota Farmers Union Backs Repeal Of Farm Machinery Repair Tax

  Minnesota Farmers Union Board of Directors has passed three orders of special business. The most pressing one is to…

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South Dakota Fair Foundation Has Good 4H Building Fundraising Start

  South Dakota State Fair foundation officials kicked off a very successful fundraiser in efforts to raise $ 4 million…

NPPC President Sees Many Trade Opportunities Ahead

  Late last week, USDA released its outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade and is projecting fiscal year 2013 ag exports…

Top Priority For NFU Fly In Participants Is The Farm Bill

The top priority for National Farmers Union members next week will be to try and convince Congress to pass a…

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Avera Sacred Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Recertified

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The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton were recently re certified after undergoing a peer-reviewed accreditation process.