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Economist Says Purchase of Smithfield by Chinese Company a Good Business Decision

China’s largest pork processor is buying Smithfield Foods, the largest pork processor in the United States for $4.7 billion.

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Glyphosate Resistant Wheat Found In Oregon

USDA has confirmed that a glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto field tested from 1998 to 2005 was present in volunteer wheat on an Oregon farm.

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Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

Iowa Farm Bureau officials says this year’s state legislative session was a positive one for agriculture.

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CSP Sign Up Extended Until June 14

Producers now have until June 14 to apply to sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program as it’s been extended from the original May 31 deadline.

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FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

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New Resource to Improve Iowans’ Health

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A new online tool has been created to help gauge the well-being of Iowans and "nudge" Iowans to make improvements.

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Nebraska Ag Land Values Decrease

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Nebraska ag land values fell two-percent overall in a farm real estate market survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Lowest Price Inflation of Meat Expected for Pork

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One of the best deals at Nebraska grocery stores right now is in the meat case.

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Nebraska County First To Receive 911 Texts

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Buffalo County is now the first county in Nebraska to receive 9-1-1 text messages through all available cell phone companies.

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Veterans’ Career Fair in Minnesota

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July is Hire a Veteran Month.