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South Dakota NRCS Holding Second EQIP Blizzard Relief Sign Up

  South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service officials have announced a second sign up is now being held for producers…

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Iowa Ag Secretary Says Congressman Did Much For Ag, Will Be Missed

Iowa State Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says he was surprised by the retirement announcement of Congressman Tom Latham. Latham who’s…

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Iowa Senator To Push Renewables In Meeting With EPA Chief

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will be visiting with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at a meeting today looking at the Renewable…

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NPPC Trade Official Says China Meeting Important For US Agriculture

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman,  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Commerce Secretary Penney Pritzker are in China this week.…

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R CALF Guardedly Optimistic Over Court Decision On Horse Slaughter

  The 10th U.S. Circuit Court in Denver has thrown out an injunction on Horse Slaughter brought forward by HSUS…

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Center For Rural Affairs Report Backs Medicaid Expansion

A report issued by the Center for Rural Affairs shows a major difference between urban and rural states regarding whether…

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NPPC Trade Official Says Japan Causing Problems In TPP

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators were hoping to complete a final agreement by the end of the year. Not only has…

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Iowa Wind Energy Developing Rapidly With Mid American Blade Purchase

  Monday, Mid American Energy officials along with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced the company is buying 448 wind turbine…

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Minnesota Beef Referendum Extended

The Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council is extending the date for cattle producers to request a ballot for their…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Sees Benefits From Tax Committee Findings

  The Nebraska Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee has finished its work and issued a report on their findings. State Farm…

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Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

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The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.