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

in National

Making headlines this week

AP32876106925_13

A look back on some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

in Local

Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

NW ENERGY 72914

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

in National

Consumers can sue Target over data breach

target

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

in Local

Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

School Books

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

in National

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

drones

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