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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…

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…

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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Dairy Overlay District May Come Soon to Yankton

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The Yankton County Commission will host a public meeting this week to talk about forming a dairy overlay district.

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Yankton Tax Revenues Dropped in April

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One of the most watched revenue indicators for the City of Yankton is slowing a bit.

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Trans Canada Plans to Replace Sections of Keystone Crude Oil Pipeline

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

Later this summer and into the fall, crews from Trans Canada will be digging up, and replacing sections of the Keystone crude oil pipeline.

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PPRC Hosting Meetings on Eminent Domain

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The group called the Private Property Rights Coalition (PPRC) is hosting free informational meetings on the eminent domain process

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Nebraska Senator Fischer Opposes Third Party Support

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she remains opposed to any effort to promote a third party candidate for president.