Agriculture

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Transportation Officials Says Congress Should Consider Oil Tax

Last week President Obama proposed a $10 dollar per barrel oil tax phased in over five years to pay for…

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USMEF Officials Optimistic About China Opening Beef Export Market

Officials with the U.S. Meat Export Federation are predicting China will open its beef market fully to U.S. exports in…

Nebraska Farmers Union Logo- approved

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NEFU Disappointed With LB 176 Passage

Nebraska Farmers Union leaders were disappointed at the Unicameral’s decision on Friday to end the ban on in-state packer ownership…

USDA color logo- approved

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CSP Signup Underway….

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now taking applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Last week USDA officials announced there…

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association logo-approved

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ADM Considering Selling Ethanol Plants

Archer Daniels Midland is reportedly considering selling two of its ethanol plants, one in Iowa and the other in Nebraska.…

Buffer zones

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MN Governor Steps Back on Buffer Rule

Minnesota Corn Growers Association leaders are working with the Governor to improve the new buffer zone law. The measure is…

Iowa Pork Producer Association_Logo_approved

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New Iowa Pork Producers President Outlines Goals

Northeast Iowa producer Al Wulfekuhle is the new President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and has set many goals…

Tyson plant approved-Reuters

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NPPA Call for Passage of LB 176

Nebraska Pork Producer Association members are hoping State Senators pass on final reading today LB 176, a measure that would…

Nebraska Ethanol Board logo-approved

3 days ago

Senators Debate Energy Bill and Anti-Ethanol Amendments

Senators are considering three anti-ethanol amendments this week as they debate the energy bill. Renewable Fuel Association’s Senior Vice President…

SD Farmers Union Logo Approved

3 days ago

SDFU Opposes Governor’s Education Funding Plan

South Dakota Farmers Union leaders have concerns with portions of Governor Dennis Daugaard’s education legislation. Farmers Union’s Legislative Specialist Matt…

National Farmers Union Logo for WNAX-approved

4 days ago

Farm Group Opposes ChemChina Deal to Buy Syngenta

Syngenta has agreed to a $43 billion cash offer from ChemChina to purchase their pesticide business. That’s pending shareholder and…

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Monsanto Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans Get China Nod

Wednesday Monsanto announced its commercial launch plans for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans after receiving import approval in China. U.S.…

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ICON One of Farm Groups Opposing LB 176

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska are one of five agricultural groups opposing LB 176, a measure that would allow packers…

USDA color logo- approved

4 days ago

NASS Surveying Certified Organic Farmers

USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service is gathering new data on organic agriculture production. They’re surveying Certified Organic crop and livestock…

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4 days ago

SDSU Pork Classic Showcases Large Industry Impact

The South Dakota pork industry will be showcased at the SDSU Pork Classic on Saturday in Brookings. SDSU Extension Swine…

NE Capitol

5 days ago

NE Unicameral to Hear Property Tax Relief Bills

The first of two measures to address property tax relief will be heard Thursday in the Nebraska Unicameral. Governor Pete…

Beef Checkoff logo- approved

5 days ago

Cattlemen Generally Support Check-off Program

The majority of cattle producers say they support the National Beef Check-off program. Colorado cow calf producer and Cattlemen’s Beef…

Ag Committee Chambers small 5-15

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House Ag Committee Says Ag Did Its Part of Deficit Reduction

The House Ag Committee told House Budget Committee Members not to cut agriculture further, saying agriculture has done its job…

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5 days ago

Weed Resistance Focus of ND Seminar

With farmers facing increasing weed resistance problems they need to look at various strategies for prevention and control. That’s the…

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6 days ago

Coalition Calling for Lifting of Cuba Trade Embargo

The United States Ag Coalition for Cuba is calling for repeal of the trade embargo with Cuba and liberalization of…

Recent Headlines

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

16 hours ago in Local

Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

17 hours ago in Local

Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

24 hours ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.