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National Farmers Union President Expects Senate To Approve Farm Bill

Today, the Senate is expected to vote on final passage of the farm bill. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson…

North Dakota Ag Commissioner Going On Turkey Trade Trip

North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring leaves this week with USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission…

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South Dakota Ag Department Developing Raw Milk Rule

South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is developing proposed rules governing human consumption of bottled raw milk.  Ag Department’s General Counsel and…

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Raw Milk Consumer Opposes South Dakota Rule

Written Public Comment on Human Consumption of Bottled Raw Milk Rules is being taken by the

EPA Settles On Chesapeake Bay Deal

EPA has negotiated a deal with environmentalists to satisfy the settlement on their Chesapeake Bay lawsuit and avoid new CAFO…

Iowa Ag Department Revokes Meinder’s Dairy License

The Iowa Department of Agriculture has suspended and revoked the operating license for Meinders Farm Fresh Dairy in Northern Iowa.…

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ACE Official Says Petroleum Group Trying To Get Rid Of E 15

This week the American Petroleum Institute asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear their case on E-15 and overturn EPA’s…

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission To Hold Rules Hearing

This week the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission decided that all voluntary sale credit contracts must be signed by the…

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Raven Sees Increased Ag Tech Business In China

Emerging global markets and opportunities in China will be discussed by a panel at this afternoon’s Raven Industries Innovation Summit…

Cattle President Says Minnesota Producers Facing Feed Shortages

Some Minnesota producers are less than a week away from running out of feed for their livestock.. The situation has…

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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.

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Branstad Pushes For Bullying Bill

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says private schools should be included in any anti-bullying measure the legislature passes this year.

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Filibusters Dominate Nebraska Legislative Session

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Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Greg Adams of York, understands many will remember this past legislative sessions for its filibusters as much as anything else.

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Autism Bill Signed

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill that requires some health insurance plans to cover screenings and therapy to children with autism.