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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…

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.…

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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Not Much Action Taken on Improving Water Quality

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The Iowa legislature adjourned this year's session without taking much action on improving the state's water quality.

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Property Tax Cuts in Nebraska Depend on Education Aid

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While Nebraska lawmakers were able to pass twenty million dollars in property tax cuts this year, any further progress may take more of a comprehensive approach.

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Larry’s Heating & Cooling Intern Signs on For Scholarship

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Larry’s Heating and Cooling is partnering with Mitchell Technical Institute, and the Build Dakota Scholarship program to offer their Yankton high school intern a full-ride “Double Edge” scholarship in the MTI HVAC program.

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SD Senator John Thune; No Interest in Trump VP

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Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says South Dakota Senator John Thune would “be a fantastic vice President” for Donald Trump.

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25-year-old Fish Has Been Found Living in West Okoboji Lake

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a 25-year-old fish has been found living in West Okoboji Lake