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Wind Official Wants Long Term Policy Fix

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch who takes over as Finance Committee chairman early next year plans to take up and pass…

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US Wheat Associates Excited About Cuba Opening

U.S. Wheat officials say President Obama’s executive order easing trade restrictions with Cuba has great potential for growing the Hard…

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NCBA Concerned About Dietary Recommendation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is concerned the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee intends to remove lean beef and reduce red…

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ICCI’s Livestock Lawsuit Tossed

An Iowa district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop the state from enacting new rules governing…

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NFU Leader Applauds President For Cuba Action

President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to ease financial restrictions on trade with Cuba. Under the order,…

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Biodiesel Group Wants Permanent Fix To Tax Provision

This week the U.S. Senate approved the tax extender’s legislation making the provisions retroactive to 2014. National Biodiesel Board’s Ben…

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NCBA Pleased Tax Extenders Measure Passes

National Cattlemen Beef Association officials are pleased with Congressional approval of the tax extenders package this week. Vice President of…

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Barge Tax Hike Included In Extender’s Legislation

One of the major components in the just passed Tax Extender’s legislation this week was a nine cent increase in…

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Nebraska Woman Chosen For Farm Bureau Commitee

Hilary Maricle from Albion, Nebraska has been named to the American Farm Bureau’s new Promotion and Education committee. The panel…

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Corn Executive Pleased Senator On Environment Committee

Senator elect Mike Rounds has been named to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. South Dakota Corn Grower’s Executive…

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Farm Groups Hail Railroad Investment

South Dakota farm groups are reacting positively to Governor Dennis Daugaard’s announcement that $56 million in private funds will be…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Sets Priorities

At last week’s convention Nebraska Cattlemen Association members elected a new President and set legislative priorities. The new President is…

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Senator Wants Farm Bill Provision Strengthened

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s joined several Senate and House colleagues in asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to strongly…

Farming

Rural Affairs Group Wants CSP Tweaks

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking public comments from now until January 19 on the Conservation Stewardship Program. The…

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Iowa E 85 Sales Reach Third Highest Level

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says motorists in the Hawkeye state purchased 3.3 million gallons of E 85 in the…

Milk

Milk Group Says Study Shows Raw Milk Problems

A new Centers for Disease Control Study reported the difference of foodborne illnesses related to consumption of raw milk between…

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Ag Secretary Says Raw Milk Rules Are Proper

South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch has been working with an interim study committee looking at rules for raw milk…

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Farm Group Pleased With Budget Approval

Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders are pleased with Congressional passage of the omnibus spending package. National Affairs Coordinator Jordan Dux says…

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USB Wants To Enhance Soybean Meal Sales

Late last week the United Soybean Board wrapped up their annual meeting by choosing leadership for the coming year. Chosen…

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Corn President Pleased With Oregon GMO Vote

A recount has confirmed Oregon’s GMO labeling initiative was defeated in November. Out of 1.5 million votes cast, the measure…

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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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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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Cold January Expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.