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Nebraska State Ag Director Going To Taiwan On Trade Mission

Nebraska officials will travel to Taiwan and Japan for a trade mission September 2 through the 13th.  State Ag Director…

Iowa Vet Doubts Producers Will Change Buying Practices On Zilmax

National Beef and JBS have announced they won’t change their cattle buying practices in regards to Zilmax, but will monitor…

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HSUS Official Sees No Compromise On Horse Slaughter

The issue of whether or not to allow Horse slaughter in the U.S.is continuing. HSUS Ag Director Joe Maxwell met…

NPPC Wants Trucking Exemption Rule Fixed

Livestock producers want an exemption for truck drivers carrying pigs and other animals from federal rules requiring rest breaks every…

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Farm Bureau President Pleased TPP Talks Moving Along

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says the Trans Pacific Partnership talks are in their final stages and they’re approaching the…

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Former SD Lawmaker Meets With HSUS On Horse Slaughter

Former South Dakota legislator Frank Kloucek of Scotland and Watertown livestock producer Bob Mack met recently with HSUS President Wayne…

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Iowa State Ag Secretary Concerned With State’s Crop Conditions

Iowa crop continue to lag behind normal for maturity.  USDA’s crop progress report showed corn at only 9-percent dough verses…

OCM Says They’ll Take OIG To Court Over Beef Check Off Information

Organization for Competitive Market members just wrapped up their convention in Kansas City and are pushing for getting NCBA removed…

NCBA Responds To Contractor Removal Challenge

  The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has been criticized for being involved in a lawsuit to get rid of Country…

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Farmers Union Seeks To Intervene In COOL Lawsuit

Attorneys for four groups including National Farmers Union have filed court documents seeking to intervene in the Country of Origin…

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Iowa Legislators Struggle to Conclude the 2016 Session

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The Iowa D-O-T's request for an extra 10-million dollars to cover negotiated salary increases is one of the sticking points that remains as lawmakers struggle to conclude the 2016 legislative session.

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Rural Airports in Nebraska Can Now Apply for Federal Funding

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Rural airports in Nebraska will be able to apply for federal funding now that Congress has approved a rider to the FAA reauthorization sponsored by Congressman Adrian Smith

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Compromise In the Works For Family Planning Services

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A compromise may be in the works over where Medicaid patients in Iowa can get family planning services after July 1st.

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Concerns Grow That New Tax Money Will Be Misused

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A Rapid City legislator says she is concerned that the money from new taxes passed this year may not go where they are intended.

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South Dakota Legislative Summer Study Includes Medicaid Finance

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One of the summer studies for the South Dakota legislature this year will be the finances of Medicaid providers.