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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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RMA Official Says APH Yield Exclusion A Big Change

The new farm bill provide some new crop insurance options that will benefit farmers. Mike Alston is Associate Administrator with…

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South Dakota Senator Wants WOTUS Withdrawn

Next month, Congress will be taking a look at a proposed rule by EPA that many lawmakers oppose. The February…

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Biodiesel Group Wants RFS Finalized And Tax Reform Passed

National Biodiesel Board leaders are focusing on priorities coming out of last week’s annual conference held in Fort Worth, Texas.…

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Former FSA Director Advices Farmers On New Farm Bill

Farmers are getting a better sense of the new programs in the farm bill that will work best for their…

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Turkey Group Reviewing Food Safety Proposal

USDA’s Food, Safety and Inspection Service has proposed new federal rules to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry products. Minnesota…

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Study Shows No COOL Damage

Thursday, National Farmers Union released a new study conducted by Auburn University economist Dr. Robert Taylor that showed no real…

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Raw Milk Bill to Move Soon in SD

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch says a bill that originated in his agency on raw milk sales could…

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Committee Hearing on WOTUS

Senate and House committees have scheduled a joint February 4 hearing on EPA’s proposed Clean Water Act rule. Nebraska Farm…

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Noem: TPA Needs More Votes to Pass

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of opening up new trade markets as…

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NCGA Discusses Viptera Lawsuit

Syngenta faces escalating legal battles with farmers in 11 states so far suing the company in federal courts over the…

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Plans For Ethanol Plant Progressing In Onida

A pair of Iowa entrepreneurs are moving forward with a $ 120 million dollar ethanol plant to be built in…

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

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Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

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Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

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The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.