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Spring Wheat Tour Participants Estimate 44.9 Bushels Per Acre

Wheat Quality Council tour participants tied the record for the most number of stops on their Spring Wheat tour that…

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Minnesota Extension Specialist Advises To Scout For Soybean Aphids

University of Minnesota Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist Bruce Potter advises producers in the southwestern part of the state to…

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Corn Growers President Defends RFS

Wednesday, National Corn Growers President Pam Johnson who farms in Iowa testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power…

NCBA Backs Legislation To Keep EPA From Releasing Private Information

  National Cattlemen Beef Association officials are hailing legislation introduced in the Senate to keep EPA from releasing producer’s private…

National Pork Board Increases Funding To Fight PED Virus

  The National Pork Board will invest an additional $ 350 thousand dollars toward research, education and coordination efforts to…

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Colombian Dairy Industry Small Compared To Other Industries

The dairy industry in Colombia is small compared to their egg, chicken and beef industries. Juan Fernando Tircedo is with…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Backs Plan To Cut EPA Budget

l The House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2014 spending plan calls for a $ 3 Billion cut to the Environmental…

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Study Shows Irrigation Benefitted Nebraska’s Economy In 2012

A study funded by the Nebraska Farm Bureau and conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions of Des Moines, Iowa shows farmers…

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South Dakota General CRP Sign Up Down From Past Years

  United States Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that 1.7 million acres have been accepted under the 45th…

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United Soybean Board Officials Tour Panama Canal

This year’s United Soybean Board See For Yourself Tour included a trip to the Panama Canal. USB Director Jim Carroll…

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.