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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Economist Says Purchase of Smithfield by Chinese Company a Good Business Decision

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China’s largest pork processor is buying Smithfield Foods, the largest pork processor in the United States for $4.7 billion.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Glyphosate Resistant Wheat Found In Oregon

In Agriculture

USDA has confirmed that a glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto field tested from 1998 to 2005 was present in volunteer wheat on an Oregon farm.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

In Agriculture

Iowa Farm Bureau officials says this year’s state legislative session was a positive one for agriculture.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

CSP Sign Up Extended Until June 14

In Agriculture

Producers now have until June 14 to apply to sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program as it’s been extended from the original May 31 deadline.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

In Agriculture

This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Gas Prices Going Down Slowly

In News

Gas prices in South Dakota shot up just before the Memorial Day weekend.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Gas Prices on the Way Down

In News

The pain at the gas pump for Minnesotans is easing just a bit.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Iowa Lawmakers Wrap Up Session

In News

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2013 session last week with a series of compromises on some sticky issues.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Extending the Debt Ceiling

In News

It appears that Congress will not have to make a decision on extending the debt ceiling for a while…

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Fertilizer Use Questioned

In News

One of the biggest expenses for Iowa farmers is the fertilizer they apply to their cropland.

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A look back on some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Consumers can sue Target over data breach

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A judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue the retailer over the 2013 data breach.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

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Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.