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NACD Renews Partnership With Bureau Of Land Management

The National Association of Conservation Districts and Bureau of Land Management have renewed their cooperative agreement that supports common goals…

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American Coalition For Ethanol Pleased McCarthy Confirmed As EPA Head

Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.  American Coalition for…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Has Concerns With New EPA Chief

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association has several concerns with the confirmation Thursday of Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator.   Cattlemen’s Director of Legal…

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NPPC Pleased With Start Of Transatlantic FTA Talks

United States and European negotiators this week wrapped up the first round of talks on the Trans Atlantic Free Trade…

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Monsanto Director Says Biotech Labeling Attacks Will Continue

The state by state push to legislate biotech food labeling will continue.  That’s according to Monsanto Government Affairs Director Michael…

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First Anthrax Case Reported In SD This Year

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board is reporting the state’s first case of anthrax this year.. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin…

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Valero Wants Renewable Fuel Standard Repealed

Valero Energy CEO Bill Klesse told the Senate Energy Committee this week that the Renewable Fuel Standard needs to be…

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Ag Transportation Summit Set For July 30 And 31

The grain industry will be looking at the growing U.S. infrastructure issues at the Ag Transportation Summit at the end…

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Wind Farm Planned For Lincoln County South Dakota

l Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations in South Dakota have plans to start a new wind farm in…

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Iowa Environmental Groups Complain Governor Interfering With Regulations

Iowa Sierra Club, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and Environmental Integrity Project are unhappy that Iowa’s Governor and Lt Governor…

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

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Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

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Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

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The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.