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Iowa Elected Officials Ask President To Hold RFS Hearing In Iowa

Nine Iowa elected leaders are asking President Obama, the EPA Administrator and Ag Secretary to come to Iowa and hold…

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Wheat Associates Hoping Conferees Restore Export Program Funding

  U.S. Wheat Associates are joining the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports in urging Farm Bill conferees to maintain…

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North Dakota Stockmen’s Group Has Ranchers Relief Fund

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association has developed a relief fund for their producers impacted by the early October Blizzard.  Executive…

NACD Has Concerns With Congress’s Budget Proposal

National Association of Conservation District leaders are concerned with the recent federal budget agreement ironed out that would fund federal…

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South Dakota Corn Executive Disappointed With Anti Ethanol Bill

  Thursday, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Tom Coburn introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013. The measure eliminates…

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NCBA Supports Anti Ethanol Legislation Introduced In The Senate

  National Cattlemen Beef Association leaders are pleased with the introduction of the corn ethanol mandate elimination legislation in the…

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Iowa Renewable Fuel Director Says Anti Ethanol Bill Likely Won’t Pass

Thursday, a measure to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate in the renewable fuel standard was introduced in the Senate. The…

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NPPC Vet Says FDA Rules Will Effect Antibiotic Useage By Producers

  This week, the Food and Drug Administration released their guidance limiting the use of on farm antibiotics in order…

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South Dakota Senator Says Farm Bill Likely Won’t Be Done This Year

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the farm bill likely won’t be completed by the end of the year. He…

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Nebraska Commodity Groups Comment On EPA RFS Volumes

  Half a dozen Nebraska commodity groups are having their members send in comments opposing EPA’s RFS proposal that calls…

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No Deal On Iowa Budget

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Iowa lawmakers return to Des Moines this week, with no apparent movement on the budget dispute.

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Budget Process Moving Slowly

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Negotiations between republicans in the US House and Senate on 2016 budget bills could soon move to debate in both chambers.

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Water Project Could See More Money

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South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem was able to get almost twenty nine million dollars added to the rural water project fund.

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Death Penalty Repeal A Tough Vote

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A bill that would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska passed on first round on a 30 to 13 vote, and is scheduled to come back for further debate.

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Amendments Delay Iran Nuke Vote

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Republicans in the US Senate are trying to work through a number of proposed amendments to the Iran Nuclear Review Agreement.