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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

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Wednesday, a coalition of 17 ag groups sent a letter to administration officials opposing the sale of Smithfield Foods to…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Nebraska Dairy Group Hoping For Immigration Bill Passing

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Immigration reform legislation has already passed the Senate but is mired down in the House. Nebraska State Dairy Association members…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Senate Immigration Bill Dead in House

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The immigration bill passed by the Senate now moves to the House, but South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says it will not come up for debate.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

R CALF Leader Disappointed At Lawsuit Challenging COOL

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  R CALF officials are expressing disappointment with this week’s filing of a lawsuit by eight meat groups challenging USDA’s…

Healthcare

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Health Centers Receive Grants

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The US Department of Health and Human Services is handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to community health centers across the country as part of the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

POET Hires Director Of Federal Affairs

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POET has named Rob Walther as their new director of Federal Affairs.  Walther’s main job is to lobby Congress on…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Iowa Governor In Kosovo

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in the midst of a trip to Europe that began with the signing of a sister-state agreement with Kosovo and will end with meetings with the “decision-makers” of dozens of European companies.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Pipeline Becoming Political Football

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Rayola Dougher is the Senior Economist with the American Petroleum Institute this last hurdle is turning into a political football.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Nebraska Sales Tax Revenues Higher

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State tax receipts in Nebraska finished the fiscal year strong with a robust June.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

USD Assistant Gets Mines Job

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South Dakota assistant women’s basketball coach Ryan Larsen was named head women’s basketball coach for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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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,…

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China Buys $ 2.3 Billion Worth Of U.S. Soy

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This week while in Milwaukee, Chinese buyers agreed to purchase $ 2.3 billion of U.S. soy products. The announcement made…

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

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Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.