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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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Farm Leader Says SNAP Cut Compromise Mentioned Earlier

  It appears Farm Bill negotiators have reached a compromise on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program cuts, one of the…

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Tuition Freeze Deai In Doubt

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Republicans in the Iowa House have voted to try to change the terms of a deal that would freeze in-state tuition for students at Iowa, Iowa State and U-N-I this fall.

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More Testimony On “Hush Money”

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An official from the Iowa state agency under fire for confidential settlements that included “hush money” for laid off workers…

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Nebraska Water Bill Becomes Law

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Legislation that grew out of the work of the Nebraska Water Sustainability Task Force last year has been signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.

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Spotters Prepare For Storm Season

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Severe storm spotting classes are going on across the region, as the turn to warmer weather approaches.

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One Final Day In Lincoln

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Nebraska lawmakers are back in Lincoln today for the final day of the 2014 session.