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Minnesota Farm Bureau President Happy With SNAP Compromise

Farm Bill Conference negotiators may have reached a compromise on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP cuts at $ 8 billion.  The Senate Farm Bill called for cutting $ 4 billion and the House Farm Bill called for $ 40 billion in food stamp cuts. Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap who was in the nations’ capital last week say some type of compromise needs to pass to get a farm bill completed.

Paap says his group will push Congress to finish the farm bill right away when they come back in January. He says the House passing an extension before the Christmas break left many needed farm programs out.

Paap says funding for conservation programs, specialty crops and livestock disaster assistance must be in the final farm bill package.

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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.