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Pork Leader Says Housing Decisions Best Left To Producers

The question of whether gestation crates should be used should be up to individual pork producers. That’s according to National…

Sheep

R CALF Passes Policy Backing Sheep Industry And COOL

R CALF members wrapped up their convention in Pierre, South Dakota over the weekend by passing a resolution in support…

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American Farm Bureau Buys Cygnus

The American Farm Bureau announced Monday they’ve purchased Cygnus Business ag media events and publications.  This includes Dakotafest in Mitchell,…

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OCM Wants NCBA Removed As Beef Checkoff Contractor

The Organization of Competitive Markets wants the Cattlemen’s Beef Board to remove the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as a contractor…

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Executive Pleased With MOU On Beef Market Access

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack have announced the European Union has agreed to an…

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NFU Leader Says Nutrition Cut Makes It Harder To Finish A Farm Bill

  Last week House Republican leader Eric Cantor proposed a $ 40 billion dollar cut to the nutrition title of…

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Public Policy Director Named Minnesota Farm Bureau Executive Director

Minnesota Farm Bureau Public Policy Director Chris Radatz has been named Executive Director for the organization. Radatz has been with…

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Minnesota Cattle President Concerned At Wolf Hunt Cut

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has cut in half the number of wolf hunting licenses for the upcoming season to…

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Corn Leader Disputes EWG’s Land Conversion Claims

  One South Dakota ag leader is firing back at the Environmental Working group for their recent interactive map detailing…

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HSUS Working To Get Amendment Lifted From Farm Bill

The Humane Society of the United States is working to make sure the final farm bill does not contain a…

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Tuition Freeze Deai In Doubt

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Republicans in the Iowa House have voted to try to change the terms of a deal that would freeze in-state tuition for students at Iowa, Iowa State and U-N-I this fall.

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More Testimony On “Hush Money”

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An official from the Iowa state agency under fire for confidential settlements that included “hush money” for laid off workers…

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Nebraska Water Bill Becomes Law

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Legislation that grew out of the work of the Nebraska Water Sustainability Task Force last year has been signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.

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Spotters Prepare For Storm Season

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Severe storm spotting classes are going on across the region, as the turn to warmer weather approaches.

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One Final Day In Lincoln

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Nebraska lawmakers are back in Lincoln today for the final day of the 2014 session.