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Canada Working On Its Own FTA With EU

Canadian officials are trying to iron out their own free trade deal with the European Union. E.U. negotiators are attempting…

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Farm Bureau Policy Advisor Sees Markup On WRDA Bill

Congress may deal with some big ticket ag items this week when they return to Washington.  American Farm Bureau Director…

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Iowa Ag Secretary Weighs In On Splitting Farm Bill

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey accompanied Congressman Tom Latham at farm bill listening sessions in the state last week. Northey…

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Senator Hopes House Passes Immigration Bill With Border Security

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley who voted against the Senate’s immigration bill says he hopes the House will correct the measure…

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National Milk Group Working For Farm Bill With Dairy Security Act

One of the main priorities of the National Milk Producers Federation is urging Congress to get both a farm bill…

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500 Groups Push House Farm Bill

A broad coalition of more than 530 groups has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to…

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Farmers Question USDA Acreage

Doubts about the accuracy of the recent USDA acreage report has farmers asking why the agency doesn’t use the data…

Big Opportunity in Trade Deals

The U.S. is currently is involved in several bilateral free trade negotiations – including talks with Pacific Rim and European…

Pork a Value for July 4

On one of the biggest grilling days of the year pork producers are urging consumers to make pork part of…

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Bill To Prohibit Antibiotics Introduced

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced a bill to prohibit the use of human antibiotics in the feed and water…

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Iowa Bridges in Disrepair

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A new report shows 22-percent of Iowa's rural bridges are "structurally deficient."

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Iowa Considering Legal Fireworks

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It would be legal to sell and set off fireworks in Iowa if a bill that cleared the Iowa House becomes law.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Considering Licences for Illegal Children

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Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow driver's licenses to those brought into the country illegally as children.

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Nebraska Unicameral Repeals

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Nebraska lawmakers have voted to repeal the death penalty, but it likely will take another vote to make it final.

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Death Penalty Repeal to be Vetoed

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Nebraska Senators voted 32 to 15 yesterday to repeal the death penalty.