Cattle Leader Says It’s Premature To Gut COOL

Thursday, the Country of Origin Labeling Reform Coalition sent a letter to Congress asking for non compliant parts of COOL…

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EPA Says Neonicotnoid Treatments Are Ineffective

An EPA study shows neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans are largely ineffective and have no economic benefit.…

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Iowa Farmers Union Members To Discuss Water Issues

Iowa Farmers Union members gather in Des Moines today and tomorrow for their annual convention. President Jana Linderman says environmental…


South Dakota FFAers To Receive Honors At National Convention

Around 2,000 FFA members from South Dakota are attending the 87th annual National FFA Convention this week in Louisville, Kentucky.…

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Japanese Trade Team Tours SD

A Japanese trade team has been touring South Dakota and the U.S. to get a sense for the yield and…


Farm Program Sign Up Beginning

Farmers will soon be signing up for the new farm bill and the complexity of the programs will require some…

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South Dakota PUC Grants Intervener Status To 43 Groups

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has granted intervener status to 43 groups with an interest in the recertification process…


NFU Leader Says TPP Will Fail Without Japan

Although negotiators are trying to paint a bright picture for some type of agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership Talks are…


Nebraska Senator Wants EPA To Consult With Congress On Rule

This week at a campaign stop in South Dakota for Republican Senate Candidate Mike Rounds, Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns said…


National Milk Producers Federation Tweak Animal Care Program

At their annual meeting this week the National Milk Producer Federation’s Board of Directors voted to require each dairy marketing…


NCBA And PLC Ask Feds To Withdraw Waters Of The U.S. Rule

Tuesday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association along with the Public Lands Council filed comments on EPA and The Army Corps…


NFU Sees No Problem With Delay Of COOL Appeal

This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the administration won’t likely appeal the WTO ruling against U.S. Country of Origin…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Concerned At Fish And Wildlife Rule

The Nebraska Farm Bureau has submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a proposed rule that would…

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SDSU Researchers Working On PED And Other Pork Viruses

New Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea research conducted at SDSU’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab is helping pork producers in dealing…

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EPA Responds To Interpretive Rule And WOTUS Criticism

The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to Some Senator’s Concerns that their Interpretive Rule put out along with their Waters…


Pork Executive Pleased Tests Now Quicker For PED Virus

SDSU Animal Disease Research And Diagnostic Lab researchers have been able to speed up the testing time for presence of…

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Pork Industry Certifies A Common Audit Tool

After 18 months of industry collaboration, the pork industry has developed….and had certified a common audit tool. Minnesota Pork Executive…

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Iowa Cattle Group Pleased With New Water Rules

New Iowa Clean water rules went into effect this week. The new regulations are designed to increase livestock operation inspections…

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ICCI Wants New Water Rule Strengthened

New Clean Water rules went into effect in Iowa this week. While the regulations call for inspections of large livestock…

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Senators And Ag Leaders Want Intrepretive Rule Thrown Out

Senate Ag Committee Republicans including South Dakota’s John Thune are asking EPA to withdraw its so called interpretive rule that…

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District 17 Candidates Discuss Workforce Development


As several industries in communities throughout the state struggle to fill skilled positions, workforce development has gained increased attention in…

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Electoral College An Issue In Senate Race


A bill that did not pass in this year’s Nebraska legislative session is an issue in the District 40 Senate race.

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District 16 Senate Candidates Spar


There is a spirited race for the District 16 Senate seat in southeast South Dakota.

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Gant Predicts Low Voter Turnout


Despite all the noise surrounding the four way Senate race in South Dakota, voters don’t appear to be all that enthusiastic, at least not yet.

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Guardrails To Stay For Now

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is not planning to pull out special ends put on guardrails that are the focus of a Texas lawsuit until they get more information from federal transportation officials.