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National Corn Growers Defending RFS And Pushing For Farm Bill

National Corn Grower members are in Washington DC this week for their Corn Congress. President Pam Johnson says their top…

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RFA Vice President Disputes Blend Wall Arguement

The American Petroleum Institute is putting pressure on federal officials to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. API is saying the…

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Sioux Falls Doctor Enters South Dakota US Senate Race

Dr. Annette Bosworth has declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate.  She made the announcement…

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Transportation Official Hoping For Conference On Water Development Bill

Soy Transportation Coalition officials are hoping House Senate conferees will get going on putting together water development legislation. Most of…

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NCBA Opposing EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy

A battle is brewing over the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.  Missouri Senator Roy Blount…

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Senate Ag Chair Wants House To Send Farm Bill Over

  Monday, Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow says her chamber is ready to get moving on conferencing a farm bill.…

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Land Stewardship Group Wants More Funding For Conservation

Land Stewardship Project members want the House Senate conference committee to restore at least some of the funding for the…

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Minnesota Turkey Group Wants RFS Adjusted

A fight is looming in Washington DC this year between proponents and opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Wyoming Senator…

Minnesota Congressman Concerned With Conference On Farm Bill

One of the questions for Conference Committee members will be how to meld the House’s farm only bill with the…

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Area Farmers Tour Japanese Tsunami Areas

Area farmers were in Japan last week on a trade mission and to tour the Tsunami hit areas they supported…

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South Dakota District 9 Representative to Resign

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South Dakota’s legislature has accepted another resignation from its District 9 Representative.

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Warm and Dry Weather Good for Crops

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Much of Iowa had mostly warm and dry weather last week that benefited crop production.

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Presidential Candidates Urged to Participate in Iowa Forum

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Iowa Republicans like Governor Terry Branstad are joining with Iowa Democrats to urge presidential candidates to participate in an event sponsored by the Iowa Brown and Black Forum.

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Iowa Republicans Dispute Governor’s School Spending Veto

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The top-ranking Republican in the Iowa legislature disputes Republican Governor Terry Branstad's assertion that lawmakers "absolutely" knew he was likely to veto spending for Iowa's public schools.

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New Obesity Drug Not for Everyone

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Residents throughout the region are hearing a lot about a new drug to help fight obesity.