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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Iowa Named Top Party School

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The Princeton Review’s annual listing of the top colleges in the country has moved Iowa up from number two to number one in the category or party schools — though a university spokesman says the ranking doesn’t make sense.

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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

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

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Pork Leader Says Housing Decisions Best Left To Producers

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

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

R CALF Passes Policy Backing Sheep Industry And COOL

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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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Consumers flexing their muscles

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U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

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Farm Bureau Poll Shows Local Regulation Preferred

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A poll released this week from the American Farm Bureau shows Chesapeake Bay watershed residents want state and local control…

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Iowa Corn President Pleased New WRDA Bill Being Planned

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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is reviewing the nation’s ailing water infrastructure system and planning on introducing a…

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ASA Director Says Russia Soybean Ban Likely Political

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Starting Monday, Russia is banning imports of U.S soybeans due to what it calls phytosanitary concerns related to the risk…

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NCBA Working With CME On Volatility Concerns

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has put together a working group with CME to address volatility problems in the cattle…