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ClimateChange

Nebraska Groups Back President On Climate Change

Nebraska Farmers Union, the Nebraska Sierra Club Chapter and BOLD Nebraska are applauding the President’s calling for more steps to…

CattleGraze

Stock Growers Concerned By Farm Bill Failure In House

The House failure to pass a farm bill is having an impact on South Dakota Stock Grower members, many of…

Tax

Iowa Legal Expert Says CRP Income Liable For Taxes

  The United States Tax Court has ruled that Conservation Reserve Program payments don’t  equate to cash rent. So self…

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Minnesota Ag Commissioner Sees Trade Promise In Turkey

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Dave Frederickson just returned from a trade mission to Turkey along with three other State Ag Commissioners…

Pigs

National Porcine Virus Cases Have Increased

A pig virus new to the U.S. this spring has been increasing with over 200 cases nationally as of last…

Puppies

Humane Society President To Speak In Nebraska

The Humane Society of the United States is working to make more inroads with agriculture groups and farmers and ranchers…

Pigs

Nebraska Pork President Concerned At Activist Movement

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have applied for a booth at the Nebraska State Fair which is about…

Grain

Chain Restaurant Council Wants RFS Repealed

  The National Council of Chain Restaurants is asking for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard. NCCR Executive Director Rob…

Seedstock Symposium To Focus On DNA And Genetics

The regions Livestock Producers have an opportunity to learn more about genetics and DNA testing at a two day symposium…

Capitol

South Dakota Representative Disappointed At Failure To Pass Farm Bill

Thursday the House failed to approve the farm bill by a vote of 234 to195. South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem…

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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

Iowa state capital

Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.

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Economist Questions Economic Report

Money Dollars

A recent report that shows the best and worst taxpayer return on investment places Nebraska at number two. Creighton University…

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Executive Director Needed For LRC

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature meets again today in Pierre. They are in the process of looking…

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Talks With Railroads Continue

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The Surface Transportation Board held a hearing in Washington last week.