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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…


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…


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…


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…

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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.…


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…


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. …

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