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NFU President Says COOL Opponents Know They’re Losing

Canadian Ag officials are threatening retaliation unless the U.S. throws out its Country of Origin Labeling Law. They’re also pressing…

NPPC President Concerned About Possible COOL Retaliation

Canadian Ag Minister Gerry Ritz says his country is serious about seeking retaliatory tariffs if the United States doesn’t change…

NFU Leader Says One Month Farm Bill Extension Would Be Acceptable

National Farmers Union Leaders who have opposed an extension to the new farm bill now say a one month delay…

South Dakota State Vet Says FMD Discovery Positive Development

USDA Ag Research Service scientists have discovered a new way to fight foot and mouth disease. By using interferons which…

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Cattle Leader Hoping New Beef Plant Owner Will Start Processing Soon

Last week, White Oak, a San Francisco, California Investment firm submitted the winning bid for the Northern Beef Packing Plant…

White Oak Investors Bid To Buy The Northern Beef Packing Plant

Thursday, White Oak investors of San Francisco California, former lender to Northern Beef Packers submitted the winning bid of $…

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Past NCBA President Testifies In Favor Of EPA RFS Volume Requirement Plan

Thursday, EPA took testimony on their 2014 proposal to lower the RFS volume requirements for biofuels.   Past National Cattlemen’s Beef…

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Biodiesel Supporters Testify Against EPA RFS Volume Requirement Proposal

Thursday, a group of nearly two dozen Biodiesel Industry representatives testified at an EPA hearing on their 2014 RFS volume…

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South Dakota Farmers Union Gearing Up For South Dakota Legislative Session

South Dakota Farmers Union leaders are gearing up for the South Dakota State legislative session which begins in just over…

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Dairy Group Hoping For Farm Bill This Year, Immigration Bill Next Year

  National Milk Producer Federation Officials says its crunch time for Congress trying to come to agreement on their two…

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

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Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.