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NCBA’s September Priorities Farm Bill And Immigration Reform

NCBA’s September Priorities Farm Bill And Immigration Reform

The top priorities for National Cattlemen Beef Association members coming out of their summer conference is getting completion on immigration reform and a five year farm bill.  NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says they’ll be pushing for those major pieces of legislation when Congress gets back from their August break.

Woodall says having a year round supply of labor is critical for the cattle industry and is a must provision that needs to be in the immigration legislation.

He says the livestock industry is different than fruit and vegetable agriculture where only seasonal workers are needed.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…