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Farm Leader Says SNAP Cut Compromise Mentioned Earlier

  It appears Farm Bill negotiators have reached a compromise on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program cuts, one of the…

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NCBA Excited Over China Possibly Opening Up To Beef Trade

Friday, China promised to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. beef and to speed up work on opening its market…

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County Commission Chairman Supports Dairy Permit

Last week The Lincoln County South Dakota Planning and Zoning Board approved a permit for a 4,250 head dairy. County…

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Lincoln County South Dakota Zoning Board Approves Dairy Permit

The Lincoln County South Dakota Planning and Zoning Board approved a permit for a 4250 head dairy. Planning and Zoning…

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NCBA Excited About Max Baucus Possibly Being New Ambassador To China

Democratic officials say President Obama intends to nominate Montana Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China. Earlier this year the…

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Ethanol Coalition Vice President Concerned About RFS Proposal

  A bi partisan group of Senators led by Iowa’s Chuck Grassley met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week…

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United States Cattlemen’s Group Worried About Bio Lab In Kansas

  U.S. Cattlemen Association members are concerned the federal budget that has passed both houses of Congress contains funding for…

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NCGA Weighs In With EPA On Water Regulations

This week, The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting of their scientific advisory committee that included representatives from the National…

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Farm Credit Services Of America Sends Record Dividend Payment

Farm Credit Services of America have sent cash back dividend payments to their customers for 2013.  Farm Credit’s Chief Financial…

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NPPC Leader Wants Trade Representative To Push For Market Access

A group of Senators wrote to US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to push…

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.

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Group Studies Iowa Businesses

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A group that seeks to place women in top jobs has announced plans for a first-of-its-kind study of the state's businesses.