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Congressman Uncertain About Getting Farm Bill Done In Time

  House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson is uncertain if a farm bill can get done before expiration of…

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South Dakota Coalition Formed To Push For Farm Bill Passage

  The BACK THE FARM BILL Coalition held a news conference in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to announce their push…

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Yankton Chamber Joins Back The Farm Bill Coalition

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the 17 groups initially making up the BACK the Farm Bill…

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AGP Expands Soybean Processing Plant In Hastings Nebraska

AGP is expanding its soybean processing facility in Hastings, Nebraska.  AGP’s Vice President of Corporate and Government Relations Matt Caswell…

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Biodiesel Board Likes EPA Volume Requirements For The Fuel

  Not only is the ethanol industry pleased with the Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements released by the Environmental Protection…

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Ethanol Coalition Pleased With RFS Volume Requirements Set By EPA

  The Environmental Protection Agency has released the final Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. American Coalition for…

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Senator Says Its Up To House To Move Farm Bill

At a stop in Yankton Tuesday, South Dakota Senator John Thune says he’s hoping they’ll be able to complete a…

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R CALF Disappointed Judge Temporarily Stops Horse Slaughter

  A Federal Judge has granted a Temporary Restraining order against USDA to prevent the inspection of horse slaughter facilities…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Official Says REINS Act Positive For Agriculture

The House has passed the REINS Act which requires Congressional approval of regulations expected to have an economic impact of…

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South Dakota Pork President Says Activists Don’t Understand Agriculture

Mercy for Animals is carrying their message this week in South Dakota and Iowa in front of Walmart stores in…

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Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

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The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.

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Search for U of I President Continues

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Sally Mason has stepped into retirement.

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Nebraska Senator Says Change is Needed In Highway Funding

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill.

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Congress Left With Few Days to Finalize Budget

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When Congress returns from the August recess after Labor Day, they will have only a few days to work through the budget and keep the government funded into the new fiscal year which starts on October first.

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Death Penalty Petition Continues in Nebraska

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has been holding town hall meetings around the state in the last couple of weeks.