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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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School Start Date Bill Tabled in Iowa Legislature

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A bill that would have set "on or after August 23rd" as the school start date in Iowa has been tabled in the Iowa Senate.

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Nebraska Senator Scorned for Comments Against Police

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A Nebraska state senator has called on Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha to apologize for anti-police remarks made during a committee hearing.

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Surface Transportation Board Reform Bill Passes Committee

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South Dakota Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised the committee’s bipartisan passage of his Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill.

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RiverWalk Benefit to Fund Yankton Sculptures

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There will be few new bartenders in downtown Yankton this evening.

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Day of Calling to Benefit Mount Marty Scholarship Fund

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Mount Marty alumni will be getting a phone call today from students and other college officials reaching out for scholarship donations.