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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

King Blasts Embassy Closings

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Iowa Congressman Steve King opposes the Obama Administration’s decision to close 19 U.S. embassies in Northern Africa and the Middle East all week due to terror threats.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Dentist Shortage In Nebraska

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Out of the 93 counties in Nebraska, 48 are designated as a dentistry shortage area and 20 counties don’t have a dentist at all.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Economist says Minimum Wage Increase Is A Bad Idea

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im Vokal is the Executive Director of the Platte Institute and says they conducted a study on how minimum wage increases impact workers and the economy. He doesn’t recommend it.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Activist Group Protesting Hog Housing In South Dakota And Iowa

In Agriculture

Activist group, Mercy for Animals is holding a protest outside Walmart Stores this week in South Dakota and Iowa. Today,…

Pigs

Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Pork Leader Says Housing Decisions Best Left To Producers

In Agriculture

The question of whether gestation crates should be used should be up to individual pork producers. That’s according to National…

Sheep

Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

R CALF Passes Policy Backing Sheep Industry And COOL

In Agriculture

R CALF members wrapped up their convention in Pierre, South Dakota over the weekend by passing a resolution in support…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Work On Property Tax Continues

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The change to taxing farmland based on what it produces is still a work in progress in South Dakota.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

American Farm Bureau Buys Cygnus

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The American Farm Bureau announced Monday they’ve purchased Cygnus Business ag media events and publications.  This includes Dakotafest in Mitchell,…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

OCM Wants NCBA Removed As Beef Checkoff Contractor

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The Organization of Competitive Markets wants the Cattlemen’s Beef Board to remove the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as a contractor…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Twins Smashed By Royals

In Sports

Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Kansas City Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

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Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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USDA to Allow Beef Imports From Brazil and Argentina

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Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is moving ahead with two rules that will allow imports of fresh beef from 14 states…

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UNL to House New Drought Risk Management Research Center

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will house the new Drought Risk Management Research Center. It will be established at the National…

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Farm Groups Happy with STB Reform Bill

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South Dakota Corn Grower leaders met with Senator John Thune in Sioux Falls this week to get updated on his…

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More States Pile on Clean Water Rule Lawsuit

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This week Attorneys General from now 27 states, including South and North Dakota and Nebraska, filed suit against the EPA…