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NCBA And Coalition Suing The EPA

Today, a Coalition of 12 groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association filed a lawsuit against the EPA and the…

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New Biodiesel Facility in Yankton

The grand opening was held this week for a new biodiesel blending facility installed by Gerstner Oil in Yankton.

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Farmers Union Unhappy With USDA Beef Imports Decision

Farmers Union leaders are expressing extreme disappointment with USDA’s decision to allow importation of fresh and chilled beef from regions of Brazil and Argentina.

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EPA Faces Lawsuits Over Clean Water Rule

North Dakota Stockmen’s Association leaders are supporting Western State Attorneys General in their lawsuit against the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over their Clean Water rule.

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Organization for Competitive Markets Against Monsanto Purchase of Syngenta

The Organization for Competitive Markets has passed a resolution opposing Monsanto’s possible purchase of Syngenta.

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Embassies to Open in US and Cuba

President Obama announced the United States and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month.

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USDA to Allow Beef Imports From Brazil and Argentina

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is moving ahead with two rules that will allow imports of fresh beef from 14 states…

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UNL to House New Drought Risk Management Research Center

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will house the new Drought Risk Management Research Center. It will be established at the National…

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Farm Groups Happy with STB Reform Bill

South Dakota Corn Grower leaders met with Senator John Thune in Sioux Falls this week to get updated on his…

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More States Pile on Clean Water Rule Lawsuit

This week Attorneys General from now 27 states, including South and North Dakota and Nebraska, filed suit against the EPA…

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USDA Reports Lead to Rally in the Grains

While the U.S. is looking at bigger quarterly stocks than a year ago in all crops, corn and soybean estimates…

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Thirteen States File Lawsuit Against EPA on Clean Water Rule

Monday, Western States Attorneys General filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in North Dakota against the EPA and the…

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Senate Ag Committee AI Hearing Scheduled

The Senate Ag Committee will be holding a hearing on avian influenza on July 7. It’s a response to the…

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Prime Time Gala Raises $173,000 for Feeding South Dakota

Over the weekend the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation held their Prime Time Gala. More than 4,700 people attended the banquet…

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Conservation Districts Helps Establish Soil Health Plan

A working group of 19 leaders met in Washington D.C. and last week released a set of recommendations on cover…

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National Dairy Council Celebrates 100 Years

The National Dairy Council is celebrating their 100 year anniversary in 2015. The council’s mission has been to provide science…

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Congress Using Appropriations to Force Dietary Guidelines

Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would force the Dietary Guidelines Committee to follow sound science…

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Soy Transportation Coalition Supports Port Legislation

Last week, South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Ports Performance legislation passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and…

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Iowa and Nebraska Officials Ask For RFS Hearings

Both Nebraska’s and Iowa’s Congressional delegations have asked EPA to hold hearings on their Renewable Fuel Standard proposal in their…

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USDA Report Shows Less Hog Expansion Than Expected

Friday’s Hogs and Pigs Report came in mixed with near term supplies higher than expected, but expansion plans turned out…

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

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Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.