Local

NFU Leader Agrees With NCSL On Need For Nutrition Title

NFU Leader Agrees With NCSL On Need For Nutrition Title

The National Conference of State Legislatures is urging Congress to reauthorize federal nutrition programs that were left out of the House farm bill. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson welcomes the news and says the NCSL Group is on the right track and that nutrition never should have been cut out of the farm bill.

Johnson says besides the NCSL backing the nutrition programs, what’s also positive coming out of this August recess is the commitment of the House Speaker to move forward on nutrition and farm bill conferees when House members return in September.

NCSL members also have concern about the federal deficit but strongly oppose accomplishing the goal of trimming the deficit through disproportionate reductions in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program.

Recent Headlines

30 mins ago in National

Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Fresh
13-overlay-7

Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

33 mins ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25

Fresh
trumpprotestnewmexicoAP

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Royals Rap Twins Again

Fresh
royals

Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where they left off the night before while beating the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday.

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Jacks Get Five On Summit Team

Fresh
summit2

Five South Dakota State University players were honored Tuesday on the all-Summit League Baseball Team, which was announced on the eve of the postseason tournament.

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Big Ten Baseball Tourney Begins

Fresh
Baseball

The Big Ten Baseball Tournament opens Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., and runs through Sunday.