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Mason City, IA Pork Processing Plant Voted Down

This week the Mason City, Iowa City Council voted to turn down the proposed $240 million Prestage Farms Pork Processing…

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21 hours ago

Senators Raise Questions About ARC County Yields

Several farm state Senators are raising questions about how USDA’s Farm Service Agency calculates county yields. This is due to…


21 hours ago

Cage-Free Egg Trend Based on Misinformation

On Wednesday 7-Eleven joined more than 100 food companies that will be requiring their suppliers to produce cage-free eggs. National…

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TTIP Negotiations Could be Doomed

France’s Agriculture Minister says the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal between the E.U. and the United States may…

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21 hours ago

FOIA Provision in Ag Appropriations Bill

Language exempting checkoff programs from federal public records law has been added to the pending fiscal year 2017 Ag Appropriations…

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2 days ago

NPPC Supports Antimicrobial Resistance Research

USDA has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance. The goal is to better…

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Feed Industry Groups Helping Facilities Comply With Food Safety Modernization Act

The National Grain and Feed Association along with the American Feed Industry Association are partnering on a project to help…

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2 days ago

U.S. Wheat Groups Want Change in Canadian Grain Grading System

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are urging Canada to change the nation’s grain grading system.…


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Livestock Odor Reduction Techniques Highlighted

Livestock odor reduction techniques focusing on biofilters and shelter belts will be discussed at a meeting tonight in Tyndall, South…

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3 days ago

R-CALF Files Lawsuit Against USDA on Beef Checkoff

The Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging the agency’s Beef Checkoff…

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Senate and Food Industry Divided on Biotech Labeling

The Senate and the food industry are divided on the biotech labeling issue. The Senate is negotiating a compromise between…

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Iowa Ag Secretary on Water Quality Funding

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session on Friday. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey thanked legislators for the $9.6…

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3 days ago

Taiwan Could Lift Ban on Pork Produced With Ractopamine

Agricultural representatives from Taiwan have threatened a large scale protest if the country lifts its ban on pork produced with…


3 days ago

SD Corn Adds Sustainability Director

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association has added a new position of Sustainability Director. Corn Grower’s Executive Director Lisa Richardson…

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4 days ago

WRDA Bill Passes Out of Committee

Last week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the $9.3 billion Water Resources and Development Act legislation. Waterways…

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4 days ago

MN House Passes Funding Bill

The Minnesota House has approved an Agriculture, Environment and Jobs bill by a 72 to 54 vote. State Corn Grower’s…

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4 days ago

Nebraska Senator Votes Against WRDA Due to EPA Provision

The just-passed WRDA Bill in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee received one no vote. That was from Nebraska…

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

4 days ago

IUB Rejects Rehearing on Bakken Oil Pipeline

The Iowa Utilities Board has rejected a request from environmental groups for a rehearing on the permit for the Bakken…


4 days ago

Cronin Farm SD Leopold Conservation Award Winner

The 2016 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award winner is the Cronin Farm of Gettysburg. Monty Cronin says 24 years ago…

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EWG Stands By Farm Subsidy Report Rich Get Richer

The Environmental Working Group is standing by its recent report the Rich Get Richer that claims 50 American billionaires are…

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Fortenberry Gives a Lukewarm Endorsement

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A lukewarm endorsement at best as Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry reacts to the swift change of events

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“Gun” Cell Phone Cases Banned in Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill banning sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like guns

15 hours ago in Local

Top Leaders in the Iowa Legislature Reject the “anti-establishment” Fervor

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., April 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The top two leaders in the Iowa legislature reject the idea the "anti-establishment" fervor among the nation's voters this year will trickle down and doom incumbents like them running for reelection to the Iowa House and Senate

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Not Much Action Taken on Improving Water Quality

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The Iowa legislature adjourned this year's session without taking much action on improving the state's water quality.

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Property Tax Cuts in Nebraska Depend on Education Aid

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While Nebraska lawmakers were able to pass twenty million dollars in property tax cuts this year, any further progress may take more of a comprehensive approach.