Agriculture

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U.S. And Brazil End WTO Cotton Case Dispute

Today, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the U.S. and Brazil have reached agreement to…

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Ranchers Continue Recovery From Last Year’s Atlas Blizzard

This month marks the one year anniversary of the Atlas Blizzard that killed tens of thousands of livestock in West…

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Iowa Agribusiness Association Opposes WOTUS Rule

The Agribusiness Association of Iowa wants EPA to completely get rid of its proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule that…

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Nebraska Ag Sales Tax Exemption Takes Effect Today

A sales tax exemption goes into effect in Nebraska today on repair and replacement parts for ag machinery and equipment.…

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Sheep Association Sets Policies, Elects Officers

The South Dakota Sheep Grower Association members re elected officers at their convention this past weekend. President Max Matthews of…

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NFU Takes Part In UN CLimate Summit

Last week the United Nation’s Climate Summit was held in New York City. Three agricultural groups were represented including National…

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Soybean Stocks Surprise in USDA Report

U.S. soybean ending stocks were a surprise in USDA’s Quarterly Stocks Report at only 92 million bushels. This is below…

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Unapproved Biotech Wheat Found In Montana

Unapproved biotech wheat has been discovered in a second state. APHIS says Monsanto’s Roundup Ready wheat has been found in…

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South Dakota Stock Grower’s Approve Policy, Elect Officers

South Dakota Stock Grower’s Association members held their convention in Rapid City over the weekend and re-elected President Bob Fortune…

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ICCI Supports WOTUS Proposed Rule

Monday, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members protested in Des Moines ahead of a meeting of stakeholders opposed to EPA’s…

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Corn And Soybean Harvest Running Behind Normal

The corn and soybean harvest is running behind normal in the northwestern corn belt. USDA’s crop progress report showed corn…

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South Dakota Wind Farm Breaks Escrow

Dakota Power Community Wind project which is planned for Lincoln County South Dakota has broken escrow on its $ 4…

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NCBA Wants GAO Audit Of APHIS Import Rule

Congress has asked for a Government Accountability Office Audit in response to USDA’s proposed rule to allow importation of fresh…

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COOL Backers Not Surprised At Court Re Hearing Request

Country of Origin Labeling opponents including U.S. and Canadian meat groups are asking the U.S. District Court of Appeals for…

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RFA Says New Study Backs Ethanol Mandate

A new study by Iowa State Economists looking at the impact of ethanol mandates on fuel prices shows those mandates…

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Farm Bureau Pleased EPA Drops Appeal

The EPA will not appeal a federal ruling that favored a West Virginia poultry producer regarding farm run off. EPA…

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Grain Group Doesn’t Want DU Hired By NRCS

North Dakota Grain Grower’s Association leaders are unhappy that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has entered into a working relationship…

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Ag Secretary Announces Next Phase Of Farm Bill Implementation

Thursday Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new farm bill programs to help farmers better manage their risk. They will choose…

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Winter Wheat Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

The signup deadline is quickly approaching for farm program signup and to buy crop insurance for fall planted crops like…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Backing Pete Ricketts For Governor

Thursday the Nebraska Farm Bureau held a news conference to thank Governor Dave Heineman for his support for the state’s…

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.