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Activist Group Protesting Hog Housing In South Dakota And Iowa

Activist group, Mercy for Animals is holding a protest outside Walmart Stores this week in South Dakota and Iowa. Today,…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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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Iowa Students Get Political Lessons


Three Iowa teachers have come up with a way to teach students about the caucuses.

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith Waiting on TPP Details

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith is waiting for more details on the just concluded TPP agreement.

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SDSU Extension Conference To Focus On Aging


It can be difficult to find the correct agency to help seniors

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Heat Assistance Checks to SD Residents


Residents in South Dakota who have been accepted into the Low Income Heat Assistance Program, or LiHEAP, will see the first checks this month.

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Yankton County Commission Moves Reserve Dollars To the Road Fund

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The Yankton County Commission took action at their meeting last night to finalize the 2016 budget.