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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…

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…

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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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

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Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

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Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

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Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.