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Nebraska Farm Bureau Lists 5 Top Ag Stories For 2013

Nebraska Farm Bureau officials have released their top five agricultural stories for 2013.  President Steve Nelson says tax reform tops…

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NCGA Board Member Praises Bio Tech Movement With China

Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in China and talked to them about implementing a pilot program on…

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Farmers Union President Has Mixed Feelings About New Ambassador

President Obama has formally nominated Montana Senator Max Baucus to be the next U.S. Ambassador to China.  Nebraska Farmers Union…

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Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With EPA Rule Now At OMB

  The Environmental Protection Agency recently sent a draft rule to clarify the definition of waters of the U.S. and…

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United States Cattlemen’s Group Watching Brazil Trade Talks Closely

USDA and Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture recently agreed to a path forward to amend rules that currently limit bilateral beef…

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Grains Council Leader Wants Biotech Streamlining In TTIP Agreement

  The U.S. Grains Council is working with European Union countries to streamline the E.U. biotech regulatory structure. It’s a…

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Minnesota Milk Producer Leader Concerned With Canadian Cheese Duty

Tensions between the United States and Canada have occurred recently due to the Canadians placing an import duty on U.S.…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Disappointed With CFTC Nominee

  Nebraska Farmers Union leaders are disappointed the President has nominated Sharon Bowen to succeed Bart Chilton as Commodity Futures…

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Southeast South Dakota Farmers Push Against EPA RFS Volume Rule

District One Farmers Union leaders representing nine Southeast South Dakota counties are asking their members and others to comment against…

Minnesota Farm Bureau President Happy With SNAP Compromise

Farm Bill Conference negotiators may have reached a compromise on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP cuts at $ 8…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.