Local

Minnesota Beef Referendum On The Way

Minnesota Beef Referendum On The Way

The Minnesota cattle industry is looking at increasing the state beef checkoff assessment.  Minnesota Beef Industry Council Chair Mark Malecek says an industry task force determined a rate increase to $2 per head would generate an additional $500,000 to $750,000 to be used for consumer focused messaging to dispel myths and improve beef demand.

He says cattle producers 18 or older can request a ballot in the next few weeks.

Malacek says they will be holding three public hearings and a video podcast before the vote takes place during the entire month of February 2014.

Recent Headlines

24 mins ago in Local

SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem; Republicans Drop ACA Repeal Attempts for Now

Fresh
Kristi Noem

President Obama recently vetoed a bill passed by Congress that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

28 mins ago in Local

Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Gets Federal Budget Boost….Sort of…

Fresh
L&C water 102212

President Obama released his last budget request this week for the fiscal year starting in October.

4 hours ago in National

Wall Street tumbles

stocks

Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

7 hours ago in Agriculture

NFU Hoping Trade Office Could Be Opened In Cuba

cuba flag

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the United States should open an agricultural office in Cuba and is hoping to get…

7 hours ago in Agriculture

ICCI Wants Board To Deny Pipeline Permit

iowa state flag

Today is the final day for the Iowa Utilities Board to deliberate on the permit request by Energy Transfer Partners…