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R CALF Leader Disappointed At Lawsuit Challenging COOL

  R CALF officials are expressing disappointment with this week’s filing of a lawsuit by eight meat groups challenging USDA’s…

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POET Hires Director Of Federal Affairs

POET has named Rob Walther as their new director of Federal Affairs.  Walther’s main job is to lobby Congress on…

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Severe Hail Damages Crops In Brown County South Dakota

Northern and Central Brown County South Dakota farms were hit by a severe hail storm Tuesday night that damaged crops.…

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Eight Meat Groups Sue USDA Over COOL Rewrite

Eight meat groups from the United States and Canada led by the American Meat Institute have filed a lawsuit against…

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Area Farmers Taking Part In Trade Mission To Japan

  Area farmers are in Japan as part of a U. S. Meat Export Federation trade mission to promote U.S.…

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Senate Ag Committee Holding Hearing On Smithfield Purchase

The Senate Ag Committee will hold a hearing this afternoon looking at the recent purchase of Smithfield Foods by a…

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Corn Growers President Wants Farm Bill Passed Split Or Not

House Republican leaders have decided to drop food stamps from the farm bill and proceed with working for a vote…

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NPPC And Farm Bureau Suing EPA Over Private Information Releases

The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Updates Policy Opposing Mandatory COOL

At their recent mid year meeting, Nebraska Cattlmen Association members updated their policy and are now calling for voluntary country…

Kansas Wheat Harvesters Seeing Widley Varied Yields

Winter Wheat harvesters in Kansas have now completed 87 percent of their harvest. Kansas Wheat Commission’s Bill Spiegel says yields…

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Utility Frustrated With River Nitrate Management

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Iowa’s largest water utility is restarting special equipment to remove nitrates from the water it uses from the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to its customers.

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Nebraska Governor Not to Support Death Penalty Repeal

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Governor Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills.

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Sioux City Teens Hospitalized, One Dead After Smoking Synthetic Drug

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A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug.

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Nebraska Legislators Debate Death Penalty Repeal

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Nebraska legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill to do away with the death penalty.

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Health Checks Part Of Safety Precautions

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When it comes to safety preparedness, most people think about smoke alarms, disaster kits, and escape plans.