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Farmers Union Pleased Nutrition Back In The Farm Bill

 

The US House has passed a rule putting nutrition and the SNAP program back into the farm bill and that should help lawmakers get it moved forward and passed. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke sees that as one of the more positive developments lately regarding farm policy.

Sombke says without those ties it’s almost impossible to get a farm bill passed. He says the government shutdown creates more uncertainty and confusion for farmers and will hamper their ability to get federally backed loans.

He says he’s completely disgusted at the leadership in Washington D.C. at any level to let this government shut down happen without any compromises for the nation’s best interest.

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Consumers can sue Target over data breach

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A judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue the retailer over the 2013 data breach.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

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Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.