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Farm Bureau Leader Excited About Dakota Fest

IDEA Ag owned by the American Farm Bureau Federation has purchased Dakota Fest which opens today on the Schalffman farm…

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ASA First Vice President Impressed By EPA Head’s Visit

  Late last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy met with ag leaders in Iowa at the State Fair.   Iowa farmer…

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Environmental Groups Unhappy With EPA Leader’s Visit

Iowa environmental groups were unhappy with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy’s visit last week to the state fair and setting up…

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Minnesota Livestock Groups Oppose RFS Waiver

  Livestock groups aren’t jumping on Big Oil’s bandwagon calling for a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard.   Minnesota Pork…

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Horse Slaughter Advocates Working For Compromise With HSUS

Horse slaughter advocates are still hoping to convince Humane Society of the United States officials and other activists to find…

South Dakota Delegation Heading To Russia On Trade Trip

Ty Eschenbaum with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture is leading a trade mission to Russia in late October. He…

Iowa Pork Producers Back King Farm Bill Amendment

The Humane Society of the United States along with several activist groups are working to try to get Congress to…

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Nebraska Ethanol Official Taking Part In Far East Trade Mission

Taking part in Nebraska’s trade mission next month to the far East is State Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller. He’ll…

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South Dakota Bio Tech Official Wary Of Anti GMO Move On Group

A group that opposes biotechnology has launched a campaign to try and get states to approve labeling plants and food…

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ACE Opposes RFS Waiver Request By Oil Groups

  The American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petro Chemical Manufacturers have petitioned the EPA to waive the…

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GOP Retreats On DHS Funding

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Republicans in Congress had to retreat a bit, and pass a so called “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Severe Weather Season Approaches

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It is another one of the signs of spring. The beginning of severe weather spotter training classes.

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Weaponized Drones Targeted In Protest

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A candlelight vigil is planned this evening (Wednesday) outside the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines to protest the use of weaponized drones.

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No Speed Limit Change, But Texting Bill Advances

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A bill that would have raised the speed limit on Iowa's interstates has hit a dead end in the Iowa Senate, but legislators are advancing bills targeting those caught texting and driving on Iowa roads.

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Electoral Vote Change Bill Clears Hurdle

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A measure proposing Nebraska revert to the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electors has cleared an important hurdle, yet still faces an uncertain future.