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John Thune

Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

Thune Introduces New Bill

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South Dakota Senator John Thune says Congress passes spending bills every year that does not look at long term financial impacts….

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Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

New Student Testing

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Schools in South Dakota are moving toward a new process that will evaluate teachers and administrators on an objective scale….

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Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year in the Black

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The State of South Dakota ended the fiscal year in the black, and was able to transfer about twenty four million dollars to the reserve fund…..

Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

NCBA Backs Legislation To Keep EPA From Releasing Private Information

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  National Cattlemen Beef Association officials are hailing legislation introduced in the Senate to keep EPA from releasing producer’s private…

Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

National Pork Board Increases Funding To Fight PED Virus

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  The National Pork Board will invest an additional $ 350 thousand dollars toward research, education and coordination efforts to…

Money Dollars

Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

High Lottery Sales in Nebraska

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A milestone for the Nebraska Lottery….

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Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

Colombian Dairy Industry Small Compared To Other Industries

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The dairy industry in Colombia is small compared to their egg, chicken and beef industries. Juan Fernando Tircedo is with…

Steve King

Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

Congressman Steve King Defending Comments

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Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is defending comments he made last week that sparked controversy…..

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Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

Weather Enters Erratic Period

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A climatologist with Iowa State University Extension says regional weather patterns have entered an erratic period….

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Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

Nebraska Farm Bureau Backs Plan To Cut EPA Budget

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l The House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2014 spending plan calls for a $ 3 Billion cut to the Environmental…

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Farmers Union Still Opposing TPA

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Friday, 8 former Secretaries of Agriculture came out in favor of Congress giving Trade Promotion Authority to the President. Farmers…

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Farm Bureau President Pleased At TPA Support

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The push to give the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with just an up or down vote of Congress…

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NACD Outlines Conservation Funding Priorities

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National Association of Conservation District leaders are weighing in on their conservation appropriation priorities with members of Congress. NACD President…

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ICCI Pushing For Stronger Manure Rules

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Last week the Iowa Senate Natural Resources and Environment Subcommittee sent on a measure to the full committee that would…

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Trans Canada To Continue With Keystone XL Project

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Trans Canada officials say despite recent setbacks they are continuing with their plans to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Last…