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Facts on a 6-million Head Chicken Farm in SD

Yesterday proponents gathered near Parker to get the facts about a proposed 6-million head chicken farm just northwest of the…

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SD Raw Milk Bill Goes to Governor

Raw milk legislation is on the way to the Governor’s desk. The measure passed will allow raw milk in South…

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National Pork Forum Focuses on Demand

The National Pork Forum gets underway today in San Antonio, Texas. National Pork Board Vice President Brad Greenway of Mitchell…

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SD Coops Look to Merge

The Boards of North Central Farmers Elevator and South Dakota Wheat Growers will be voting in June whether or not…

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Soybean Industry Urges EPA New Use Label

The soybean industry is urging EPA to move quickly to issue a new uses label for pesticides such as 2-4-D…

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Farm Bureau Calls Judge’s Ruling A Win

Late last week a Judge ruled Nebraska must pay Kansas $ 5 million in a dispute involving overuse of irrigation…


Ag Secretaries Tout TPA for President

Eight secretaries of agriculture have teamed up to show their support for granting the President Trade Promotion Authority. Ag Secretary…


SD Property Tax Bill Killed

Last week the South Dakota legislature shot down a measure that would have funded and allowed a summer study committee…

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Republicans To Attempt EPA Defunding

Republicans in Congress appear unlikely to grant the President’s request for $8.6 billion to fund EPA in the coming fiscal…

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NE Cattlemen Watch Property Tax Relief Bills

Nebraska Cattlemen Association members are monitoring several pieces of legislation in the Unicameral intended to provide property tax relief. Cattlemen’s…

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Iowa Bill to Tighten Manure Law

An Iowa State Senate committee is expecting to hear a measure that would strengthen the state’s manure application law. Senator…

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Pork Producers Set Direction at Forum

Delegates from across the U.S. will gather in San Antonio this week for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. The…

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Farmers Union Still Opposing TPA

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

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

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

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

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


Farm Bill Deadline Today

Today is the deadline for farmers to make some key decisions governing their operations under the new farm bill.


Fast Food Companies Support RFS Repeal

Representatives of White Castle, Wendy’s And Arby’s Fast Food companies are urging support for legislation to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Trans Canada Temporarily Loses Eminent Domain

The York County Nebraska District Court has issued a temporary injunction against Trans Canada which disallows their use of eminent domain.

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GOP Retreats On DHS Funding

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Republicans in Congress had to retreat a bit, and pass a so called “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Severe Weather Season Approaches

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It is another one of the signs of spring. The beginning of severe weather spotter training classes.

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Weaponized Drones Targeted In Protest


A candlelight vigil is planned this evening (Wednesday) outside the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines to protest the use of weaponized drones.

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No Speed Limit Change, But Texting Bill Advances

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A bill that would have raised the speed limit on Iowa's interstates has hit a dead end in the Iowa Senate, but legislators are advancing bills targeting those caught texting and driving on Iowa roads.

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Electoral Vote Change Bill Clears Hurdle


A measure proposing Nebraska revert to the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electors has cleared an important hurdle, yet still faces an uncertain future.