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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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Committee Proposes Changes To Liquor Taxes

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An interim South Dakota Legislative committee has agreed to a package of bills dealing with alcohol tax changes.

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Pressler Weighs In On Ebola

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Former South Dakota Senator and current independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler disagrees with the Obama Administration on their handling of the ebola outbreak.

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Expanded Gambling On South Dakota Ballot

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Voters in South Dakota next month will be deciding on expanded gaming for the casinos in Deadwood.

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Time To Think About Winter

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Despite the nice fall weather, it is time to think about the onset of winter…..at some point.

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Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond

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A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.