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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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Typical Shopping Year in Iowa

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An Iowa State University economist says the signs are pointing to an average holiday season for retailers this year.

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SD Blue Ribbon Task Force Differences

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While the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has been delivered to Governor Dennis Daugaard, details of the legislative plan associated with it are still being worked on.

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New Sr James Care Center Dedicated in Yankton

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The newly expanded Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton was officially dedicated and blessed this week.

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.