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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…

South Dakota PUC Takes First Step In Oral Credit Rule Change

South Dakota Public Utilities commissioners took the first step this week toward advancing a new oral credit rule for grain…

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Nebraska Ethanol Leader Says Not A Good Time To Reform The RFS

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus says a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard is off the table because there are not…

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Environmental Group Concerned With Major Wetland Conversion

The Environmental Working Group is concerned with loss of wetlands and wetland buffer zones from 2008 to 2012. The group…

NCBA Official Likes New USTR’s Ambitious Trade Agenda

  New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with agricultural stakeholders this week. He told the group he’s cautiously optimistic…

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Corn Leader Likes Drought Monitoring Legislation

South Dakota Senator John Thune’s legislation to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System has passed out of the Senate…

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R CALF To Join In Defense Of Country Of Origin Labeling In Court Case

Another Agricultural group is joining in the fight to defend Country of Origin Labeling against 9 U.S. and Canadian meat…

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Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Shows RFS Is Working

The ethanol industry has been under attack in Congress with legislation introduced in both chambers to repeal the Renewable Fuel…

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South Dakota Group Raising Funds For SDSU Cow Calf Unit

A group of South Dakota cattle producers, SDSU foundation representatives and SDSU Extension officials are kicking off a major fund…

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Minnesota Milk President Asks House To Pass Immigration Bill

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says there is a need for comprehensive immigration reform and that lack of action will be…

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Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

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BCBS Rejects Deal

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

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Negotiators Far Apart

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Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.

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No Charges For Corrections Officials

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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.

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Zebra Mussel Found in Lewis & Clark Lake

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One adult zebra mussel has been found in Lewis and Clark Lake, giving the lake a "suspect" status for contamination.