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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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Another Winter Storm Moving into the Northern Plains


Another winter storm will move into the area Sunday night through Tuesday.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.