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Ethanol Coalition Says Delaying RFS Decision Is Positive

Friday EPA announced they won’t finalize the 2014 RFS volume requirements until 2015. American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President…

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Reform Coalition Asks Congress To Modify COOL

Friday, the COOL reform coalition sent a letter to Congress asking them to protect U.S. exports from retaliation by making…

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Milk Official Says Executive Order Falls Short Of Needed Reform

Last week President Obama issued executive orders to push forward immigration reform largely because the House failed to act to…

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GAO Report Shows Climate Change Impacting Crop Insurance

A recently released GAO report says climate change could make the crop insurance program more vulnerable to potential losses. Nebraska…

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NCBA Comments On Grading Standard Proposal

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has submitted comments to USDA’s Ag Marketing Research Service regarding a proposed change in standards…

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Nebraska Farmer Elected To National Biodiesel Board

Nebraska Soybean Board member and Newman Grove farmer Greg Anderson has been elected to the National Biodiesel Board of Directors.…

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Pork Board Finances New Swine Health Information Center

The need to be able to battle any new diseases that may impact the swine industry prompted the National Pork…

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Pork Official Says New Center Will Allow For Better Disease Response

National Pork Board members have taken a proactive approach in working with the National Pork Producers Council and American Association…

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Dairy Official Concerned Executive Order Could Hurt Reform Efforts

President Obama says a big reason he is taking executive action on immigration is because the US House has not…

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Delegates Working Out Policy Issues

South Dakota Farm Bureau members are gathering this weekend in Sioux Falls for their annual meeting. President Scott Vanderwal says…

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Ag Secretary Defends Immigration Executive Order

President Obama is expected to issue executive orders tonight on immigration reform. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the President is…

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Property Taxes Top Nebraska Unicameral’s Priority List

Property tax reform tops the priority list for farm groups in the upcoming Nebraska Unicameral. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve…

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Minnesota House Ag Chair To Focus On Infrastructure And Taxes

Minnesota State Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake is the new chairman of the House Ag and Finance Committee. Hamilton…

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PERC Predicts Less Propane Issues

Propane industry officials are predicting adequate supplies and more stable prices for the winter grain drying season. Cinch Munson, Director…

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North Dakota Farmers Union Holding Convention This Week

Transportation and rail issues to the agenda for North Dakota Farmers Union members at their state convention this week. President…

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Pipeline Opponents To Push President To Deny Project

This week the U.S. Senate failed to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Earlier the House approved the project.…

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Coalition Wants Tax Extenders Bill Passed During Lame Duck Session

Agriculture and business and industry groups want Congress to pass tax extenders legislation during the lame duck session. The Broad…

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Growth Energy CEO Not Concerned About New House Ag Chairman

Texas Congressman Michael Conaway has been selected to chair the House Ag Committee during the 114th Congress, succeeding Rep. Frank…

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Cattle Official Not Concerned About Secretary’s Comments On COOL

This week, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said he doesn’t think there’s a regulatory fix to Country of Origin Labeling that…

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Farm Leader Sees Positives And Negatives In Carbon Credit Program

The US Department of Agriculture, General Motors and Ducks Unlimited have agreed to create a market for carbon credits generated…

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Water Management Policy is the Focus in Pierre Today

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The Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota legislature is meeting to discuss water management policy.

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Prison Delays May Cause Legal Action

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Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.

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Officials Say Power Transmission Line Would be Good For Nebraska

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Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.

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Ricketts To Offer Fresh Perspective On Corrections

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Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.

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Rail Board Busy

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With one major rail construction project on the board and several more possibilities, the South Dakota State Rail Board has become quite active.