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NACD Backs Legislation To Create Transparency In Conservation Litigation

The National Association of Conservation Districts is backing a pair of bills that will create more transparency in conservation litigation.…

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South Dakota Horse Slaughter Proponent Pleased Court Case Advancing

Parties on both sides of the horse slaughter case want a decision as quickly as possible. Government Attorneys representing USDA…

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Iowa Senator Doubts EPA Will Lose CAFO Rule Lawsuit

Environmental and animal welfare groups are suing EPA, seeking to force the agency to collect information on concentrated animal feeding…

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Specialist Says Northwest Iowa Crops Withstanding Heat

  Crops in northwest Iowa are holding up pretty well with the recent heat spell.  Iowa State University Field Agronomist…

South Dakota Pulse Processors To Start Construction Next Month

South Dakota Pulse Processors are moving forward with their processing facility near Harold and hope to be able to start…

South Dakota State Fair Officials Raising Funds For New 4H Building

Thursday South Dakota State Fair officials were busy with the opening of their 2013 fair. Along with the usual activities,…

Nebraska Extension Specialist Says Keep Cattle Cool This Week

University of Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson says he’s heard of no cattle death losses from the heat…

NPPC Trade Specialist Not Surprised Russia Still Banning Ractopamine

Russia’s director of trade agreements recently said that U.S. meat exporters are ready to supply their market with ractopamine free…

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South Dakota Dairy Group Official Hoping Immigration Bill Passes

House Judiciary Committee Chair, Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants tougher enforcement on the recent surge in immigrants seeking asylum at U.S.…

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Natural Resource Defense Council Proposing Crop Insurance Change

Natural Resource Defense Counsel officials are proposing a change in the federal crop insurance program that encourages producers to improve…

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Iowa Legislature Wraps Up Early

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The 2016 session of the Iowa legislature wrapped up late last week with compromises in funding for Planned Parenthood and the Department of Transportation.

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SD District 18 Gets Independent Senate Candidate

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Matt Stone of Yankton has filed to run for the state Senate from District 18 as an independent.

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First Step on Nebraska Property Taxes

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and many state Senators point to the twenty million dollars in property tax relief passed by this year’s Unicameral as a major achievement.

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Threats of Severe Weather

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While temperatures are starting to warm to near normal, that means the threat of severe weather won’t be far behind.

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Nebraska Unicameral Approves Infrastructure Bank

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts hopes the 600-mile expressway system can be completed now that the Unicameral has approved creation of the state infrastructure bank.