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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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GOP Retreats On DHS Funding

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Republicans in Congress had to retreat a bit, and pass a so called “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Severe Weather Season Approaches

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It is another one of the signs of spring. The beginning of severe weather spotter training classes.

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Weaponized Drones Targeted In Protest

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A candlelight vigil is planned this evening (Wednesday) outside the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines to protest the use of weaponized drones.

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No Speed Limit Change, But Texting Bill Advances

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A bill that would have raised the speed limit on Iowa's interstates has hit a dead end in the Iowa Senate, but legislators are advancing bills targeting those caught texting and driving on Iowa roads.

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Electoral Vote Change Bill Clears Hurdle

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A measure proposing Nebraska revert to the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electors has cleared an important hurdle, yet still faces an uncertain future.