Local: Agriculture

Agriculture

PigPiglets

Extension Vet Says Keep Hogs And Sheep Cool During Extreme Heat

  Producers need to pay special attention to their sheep and swine during the dog days of August with high…

DairyCows

Extension Specialist Says Keep Dairy Cattle Cool To Avoid Heat Stress

Hot temperatures and high humidity levels this week in South Dakota will cause problems for dairy cattle who aren’t acclimated…

auction

R CALF And Three Others Ask To Intervene To Defend COOL

R CALF USA, South Dakota Stockgrowers, Food and Water Watch and the Western Organization of Resource Councils are the latest…

nebraska

New Rural Affairs Executive Director Excited To Start New Job

Beginning September 1, Center for Rural Affairs Assistant Executive Director Brian Depew takes over as Executive Director.  He replaces Chuck…

Growth Energy Launches Ad Campaign Challenging Oil Industry

Monday, Growth Energy officials unveiled a new advertising and grassroots campaign to defend renewable fuels and the RFS against oil…

Chuck Hassebrook

Center For Rural Affairs Executive Director Is Leaving

  Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says he’s leaving as leader of the group after serving for…

Canadian Pork Leader Says Compliance Panel Needed On COOL

Canada’s Ministers of International Trade and Agriculture have requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization compliance panel on U.S.…

gavel

US Cattlemens’ Group Defending COOL On Two Fronts

U.S. Cattlemen Association members are fighting on two fronts to defend the. revised Country of Origin Labeling Law.  The group…

Iowa Pork Group Holding Swine Health Meetings

  Part of the focus on this week’s swine management conferences put on by ISU Extension and the Iowa Pork…

gaspump

Ethanol Coalition Holding Annual Conference This Week

American Coalition for Ethanol members are gathering in Des Moines this week, today through Wednesday for their 26th. Annual conference. …

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

Iowa Legislature Wraps Up Early

Iowa state capital 2

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

6 hours ago in Local

SD District 18 Gets Independent Senate Candidate

vote

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

7 hours ago in Local

First Step on Nebraska Property Taxes

Tyson Larson Photo 1 021514

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.

7 hours ago in Local

Threats of Severe Weather

Storm

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

21 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Unicameral Approves Infrastructure Bank

Pete Ricketts 102215

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.