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House To Mark Up 2014 Fiscal Year Ag Approprations Bill

The House is expected to mark up the 2014 fiscal year agricultural appropriations legislation sometime this week or next. It…

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Sierra Club Pleased Court Action Moving On Keystone Project

Court action is moving forward on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone Pipeline project. A Nebraska judge has ordered that a trial be…

Farming

Market Traders Disappointed By USDA Report

USDA’s June supply and demand report disappoint market traders.  The agency left soybean acreage, production and ending stocks numbers unchanged…

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National Milk Group Happy With Progress On Immigration Bill

Immigration debate is moving in the U.S. Senate….

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Center For Rural Affairs Likes Senate’s Farm Bill

The approval of the farm bill in the Senate this week is a step in the right direction. Center for…

South Dakota Farm Bureau President Pleased At Senate Farm Bill Approval

The Senate’s passage of the farm bill this week is critical for farmers and ranchers who need to know the…

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Farm Bill Amendments Likely To Surface

The Senate’s passage of the farm bill this week means it’s now up to the House to pass their own…

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Ag Secretary And Minnesota Governor Launch Pilot Water Project

Monday, Ag Secretary and Minnesota Governor officially launched a new agricultural water quality…

CornField

Corn Board Concerned With GMO Labeling Law

Connecticut became the first state to pass a law requiring labeling for all food products containing….

Gray Wolf

Cattle Groups Want Gray Wolf De Listed

Cattle groups are hailing the proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to de list the gray wolf….

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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

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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

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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.