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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

House Debates Split Farm Bill

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House members have been debating the farm bill today, but a version that has been split from the nutrition title. …

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Rules Proposed For ATV’s in State Parks

In News

More motorized vehicles are showing up in South Dakota state parks, and the Game, Fish and Parks Department is attempting to put some rules on those.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

In Agriculture

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

In Agriculture

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

In Agriculture

  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

In News

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.

Grain

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

POET Hires Director Of Federal Affairs

In Agriculture

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

In News

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

In News

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

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