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ICCI Pleased With Court Privacy Ruling

This week a Federal Judge in Minneapolis dismissed a challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers…


Farm Bureau Not Happy With Privacy Ruling

A challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers has been dismissed by a Federal Judge. The…

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ASA Joins Groups In Asking For Port Resolution

The American Soybean Association along with NPPC and 91 other groups are urging the parties involved in the West Coast…


Stock Growers Agree With Delaying Ag Property Definition

This week, South Dakota lawmakers decided to hold off on passing legislation to change how ag property is defined. The…


ICON Supports Brand Fee Increase

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska are behind an effort to raise the brand fee in the state. ICON President Dave…

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Senate Passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted 62 to 36 passing legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. The measure still has…

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NPPC Trade Official Expects TPA And TPP To Pass

This week, U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman updated both the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees on progress…

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NFU Asking Congress To Defeat TPA And TPP

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before Congressional Committees this week to push for both Trade Promotion Authority and give…


Planning And Zoning Board Waiting For Request

The Turner County South Dakota Planning and Zoning Board is waiting to hear from Sonstegard Foods on their request for…

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Nebraska Ag Groups Back State Ag Director

Opponents to so called “puppy mills” turned out this week to fight the reappointment of Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach.…

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ASA Focusing On Broadband, Trade And Roads

American Soybean Association leaders are hoping to work with President Obama and Congress on three key industry issues this year.…


Dairy Border Battle Heats Up

The border battle over a proposed 4,000 cow dairy in Brookings County South Dakota will be decided in court on…

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Brookings Dairy Draws Support

Supporters of a proposed 4,000 cow dairy in Brookings County South Dakota say it is not an environmental concern and…


Company Planning For Major Foods Plant Near Parker South Dakota

Sioux Falls based Sonstegard Foods wants to build a large chicken operation in Turner County near Parker, South Dakota. Company…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Opposing Governor’s Roads Plan

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is proposing spending $ 6 billion for the state’s infrastructure upkeep and maintenance. State Farm Bureau…


Senator Says President Must Push For TPA

Tuesday, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees to talk trade.…

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Economist Offers Low Income Strategies

Ag economists are in agreement net farm income will be down in 2015 and the fall will be harder than…


Canadian Cattle Group Responds To COOL Study

A recent Auburn University Study showed the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law did not have a significant negative impact…

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Cattle Group Working On State Legislative Issues

Last week, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts in his State of the State address talked about the need for property tax…

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ICCI Members Rallying In Des Moines

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members will rally today at the state capital in Des Moines where they’ll be lobbying…

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Winter Weather Returns

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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal


One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed


South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.