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Minnesota Dairy President Concerned About Major Feed Shortage

Midwest Livestock producers are facing a feed shortage crisis. That’s partially because this year 750,000 acres of alfalfa have been…

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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…

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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…

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Corn Board Concerned With GMO Labeling Law

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

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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.