Agriculture

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Iowa Premium Beef Holds Ribbon Cutting In Tama, Iowa

Thursday Iowa Premium Beef held the ribbon cutting for its Tama processing plant. Private investment of $40 million has been…

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RFA Officials Tout DDG’s At Export Exchange Meeting

Close to 500 people, half of them international buyers of coarse grains attended this week’s Export Exchange in Seattle, Washington.…

COOL

Four Groups Want WTO COOL Decision Appealed

Four groups supporting the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law want the WTO decision finding it trade distorting appealed. Lori…

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Reform Coalition Wants Congress To Fix COOL

The COOL reform coalition wants Congress to step in and fix the U.S. Labeling law to bring it into compliance…

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Grains Council And RFA Host Export Exchange

Close to 40 countries were represented at this week’s Export Exchange in Seattle, Washington. The event co-sponsored by U.S. Grains…

E15

Appeals Court Upholds Consumer’s Right To E 15 Fuel

Tuesday, a U.S. Appeals Court denied an attempt to keep E 15 from reaching consumers. The U.S. Circuit Court of…

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Aphids Showing Up On South Dakota Winter Wheat

A warmer than usual fall has led to aphids showing up on some winter wheat fields in South Dakota this…

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Crop Life America Lauds EPA For Pesticide Drift Star Program

This week EPA announced a new voluntary drift reduction technology program to encourage the use of verified, and safer pesticide…

Trans Pacific Partnership

Canada Wants Japan To Come To Table On TPP

The U.S. isn’t the only country that wants Japan to lower its tariffs to zero in a final TPP agreement.…

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SDSU Farmers Union Club Sponsors Former Senator In Parade

The South Dakota Farmers Union’s collegiate club at South Dakota State University has decided to honor former U.S.Senator Larry Pressler…

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Senator Says Hold Tough Stance With Japan In TPP

Despite the resignation of Japan’s Minister of Trade and Industry this week, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s looking to…

WTO

Canadian Officials Serious About COOL Retaliation

Canada is looking at possible retaliation over the WTO decision this week that favored them and Mexico over the U.S.…

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USDA Launches New Farm Bill Program

Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the implementation of a new farm bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers…

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Fuels America Buys Ads Backing Several Candidates

The Fuels America Coalition has launched a six figure advertising purchase on radio and television in support of re election…

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NE Winter Wheat Crop Gets Good Start

Nebraska farmers have wrapped this fall’s winter wheat planting and are pleased with the good start. State Wheat Commission Executive…

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Pork Industry Braces For PEDV

The U.S. swine industry is bracing for a resurgence of PEDV as cooler weather hits this fall. Minnesota Pork Producers…

COOL

COOL Compliance Verses Retaliation

Several farm groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association want Congress to bring the U.S. COOL rule into compliance and…

WTO

WTO Rules Against U.S. COOL Rule

The World Trade Organization has again ruled against the U.S. and declared its Country of Origin Labeling law violates world…

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SD MN Yield Reports Mixed

Yield reports have been mixed in some areas of the northwestern corn belt with near record soybean yields but some…

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Common Ground at Expo for Her

South Dakota Common Ground members struck a conversation about food production with Sioux Falls area consumers attending the Expo for…

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Wanted: Marina Operator

Boater

The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

Road Construction

Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

Money Coins

Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.

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Group Studies Iowa Businesses

employment help wanted

A group that seeks to place women in top jobs has announced plans for a first-of-its-kind study of the state's businesses.