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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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Rural Affairs Director Runnning For Governor Of Nebraska

Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook who served 18 years on the State Board of Regents is seeking…

United States Pork Exports Are Recovering

U.S. pork exports are starting to recover after a setback in the first quarter.  Minnesota Pork Executive Director Dave Preisler…

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Fertilizer Groups Developing Pro Active Safety Plan

  Two major agricultural and fertilizer industry groups are developing a fertilizer code of practice as a proactive safety plan. …

Ag Law Center Director Says Taxes In Obama Care

The Affordable Care Act health law has several hidden taxes in it that may impact farmers and ranchers.   Iowa State…

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Farm Leader Says Legislative Session Defensive

The 2013 Minnesota Legislative sessios a difficult one on issues impacting farmers ….

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Des Moines Lawyer Enters US Senate Race

On Monday, Matt Whitaker a lawyer from Des Moines threw his hat in the ring running….

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South Dakota Cattle President Pleased With BSE Upgrade

The World Organization for Animal Health has voted to upgrade the U.S. risk classification for BSE to negligible risk status.

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ISU Pathologist Says SDS Threat With Saturated Soils

The cool and rainy spring has put many soybean growers on the alert for Sudden Death Syndrome.

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Dairy Groups Ask Nevada Governor To Veto Raw Milk Legislation

The National Milk Producers Federation along with the International Dairy Foods Association are asking Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to veto legislation allowing raw milk sales in that state.

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Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

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BCBS Rejects Deal

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

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Negotiators Far Apart

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Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.

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No Charges For Corrections Officials

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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.

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Zebra Mussel Found in Lewis & Clark Lake

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One adult zebra mussel has been found in Lewis and Clark Lake, giving the lake a "suspect" status for contamination.