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Farm Bureau Takes EPA To Court Over Privacy Releases

The American Farm Bureau has taken EPA to court over their release of producer’s personal and private information.  AFBF argued…

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Researchers Connect Feed To PED Virus

  Pipestone Vet Clinic and SDSU researchers have found working together that swine can get Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus from…

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New Angus LLC Working To Open Beef Plant

  New Angus LLC the company that bought the old Northern Beef Packing Plant in Aberdeen South Dakota is working…

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ICCI May Go To Court Over CWA Rule

  Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members are unhappy with the State Environmental Protection Commission’s vote to approve a Clean…

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Menno Swine Facility Holds Open House

More than 200 people attended this week’s open house for a new 2,400 head hog facility in Hutchinson County. Bryan…

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NASDA Has Concerns With Worker Protection Rule

Monday, the Public comment period for EPA’s proposed changes to its Agricultural Workers Protection Standards closed. These standards have not…

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Raw Milk Interim Group Continues Meeting

The South Dakota interim raw milk working committee has been meeting all summer trying to find a compromise to state…

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ICON Opposes Beef Check Off Increase

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska are rejecting the recent Memorandum of Understanding proposed by several ag groups that want an…

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RFA Tells DOE Correct And Update E 85 Data

The Renewable Fuels Association is calling on the U.S. Department of Energy to update its database of E 85 stations…

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NPPC Wants Elimination Of Gate Price In TPP

The National Pork Producers Council has sent a letter to US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack…

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Meat Export Federation Hosts Mexican Congressmen

The United States Meat Export Federation recently hosted three Congressmen from Mexico and gave them a first hand look at…

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California Looking At Banning Antibiotics

A pair of bills have been sent to the California Governor’s Desk regarding antibiotic use in farm animals and humans.…

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Bison Leader Excited About Study

In the next few weeks, USDA will be launching the first ever national study of the US. Ranched bison industry.…

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NPPC President Says China De Listing Is A Trade Barrier

This week China announced it’s suspending pork exports for six major U.S. plants and six cold storage facilities based on…

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R CALF Opposing Expected Hike In Beef Check Off

A vote could come as soon as today by a working committee set up to reform the Beef Check Off.…

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FSA Executive Advises Farmers On New Farm Bill

This week the Farm Service Agency along with the South Dakota Farmers Union hosted one of several meetings aimed at…

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North Dakota Wheat Official Meets With Philippinos

North Dakota Wheat Commission members hosted a trade team of Philippine millers this week. Wheat Commission Vice Chairman David Clough…

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Mounting Opposition To EPA Proposed Rule

Groups from several States including State Attorneys General, farm and business groups are joining the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in…

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ICCI Opposing Oil Pipeline In Iowa

Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement members are voicing opposition to Energy Transfer’s Planned 1100 mile underground oil pipeline that would…

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Study Shows No Il Effects From Zilmax

A University of Nebraska study shows no negative health effects from feeding cattle Zilmax. Last year at this time the…

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Democrats Demand Subpoenas

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South Dakota democratic legislative leaders held a news conference in Sioux Falls to ask for a broader investigation into the EB-5 economic development program.

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House Candidates Face Off

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The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone US House seat met in the first forum at Dakotafest in Mitchell yesterday.

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Nebraska To Vote On Minimum Wage Increase

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The minimum wage initiative will be on the Nebraska ballot this fall.

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Nebraska Economic Indicator Drops

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Nebraska's leading economic indicator dropped for the first time in six months after the latest survey results.

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Hundreds Could Lose Insurance

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Hundreds of people in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota face losing their Federal Health Insurance Marketplace coverage.