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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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Breastfeeding Promoted

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Society tends to have conflicted views of how new mothers feed their newborns, as breastfeeding is seen as the better choice… as long as it’s not done in public.

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Partnership Seeks To Improve Life On Reservation

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“Partnership with Native Americans” is a charity organization dedicated to improving life on reservations across the country, including nine within South Dakota and a distribution center located in Rapid City.

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House Passes Bill To Rein In Spending

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In an effort to pull the federal government back and control spending, the U.S. House passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act.

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Rabbit Fever On The Rise

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A sudden rise in rabbit fever has been reported in South Dakota, particularly in the Black Hills.

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No Major Mold Problem At USD Building

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Federal workplace experts who were invited to look at a building on the campus of the University of South Dakota found no major mold problems, but did make some environmental recommendations.