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Iowa Cattle Leader Concerned With APHIS Rule

USDA’s animal and plant health inspection service has published a rule in the federal register allowing importation of beef from…

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Farm Bureau Working On Policy

South Dakota’s county farm bureau groups have sent in their policy recommendation issues list for the full membership to consider…

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Corn Leader Calling For Open Markets

The National Corn Growers Association is calling for action to open markets with the potential for this year’s record corn…

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Farm Bureau Pleased Candidates Want Tax Relief

North Dakota Farm Bureau leaders are pleased the two candidates running for state tax commissioner support property tax relief. Incumbant…

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Support Not Equitable for Ethanol

An Iowa Renewable Fuel official says an oil pipeline being considered for the state is eligible for many more government…

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Labor Deal Protects Ag Exports

Farmers in the northwestern cornbelt are relieved exports will continue to move through the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Longshoremen ratified…

EPA Not “Enemy of Agriculture”

The Environmental Protection Agency is not an enemy of U.S. agriculture. That was the response from Region 7 EPA Administrator…

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Announced

Producers can sign up for the farm bill’s new Dairy Margin Protection Program, starting September 2. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom…

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President Taking Immigration Action

President Obama is expected to announce soon a number of changes to immigration policy. The President has been frustrated by…

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Tyson Required to Divest to Buy Hillshire

Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department announced it will require Tyson Foods to divest Heinold Hog Markets in order to proceed…

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EPA Reaction to Waters of U.S. Maps

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released maps yesterday of waters and wetlands EPA is proposing to regulate…

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King Concerned About WOTUS Maps

Iowa Congressman Steve King is alarmed by maps detailing the expansion of waters regulated by EPA under the proposed Waters…

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Researchers Find PED Virus Could Become Airborne

A new study suggests airborne transmission should be considered a potential route for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. SDSU Extension Swine…

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Iowa Ag Water Alliance Formed

Three Iowa agricultural groups, the Corn and Soybean Grower Associations and Pork Producers have formed the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance.…

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Minnesota Feedlot Study Looks At Fertilizer Value

A study funded by a grant provided by the Minnesota Corn Grower’s Association is looking at how fertilizer value is…

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Minnesota Milk Executive Hoping For Immigration Solution

Mexico’s President spoke this week of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two day visit to California. President…

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Minnesota Extension Hosting Manure Value Field Day

The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a fertilizer value manure field day in Lamberton today with demonstrations this afternoon.…

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Storm Hammers One Farm In Edmunds County

A severe storm over the weekend that dropped two tornados in Edmunds County South Dakota did significant structural damage to…

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Nebraska Governor Calls EPA Ag’s Biggest Enemy

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and State Ag Director Greg Ibach spoke with reporters Monday in conjunction with the Nebraska State…

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ACE Hoping OMB Releases RFS Decision Soon

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent over the final 2014 renewable fuel standard volume obligation rule to the White House…

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.

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Congress Back to Work After August Break

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says there are issues Congress needs to deal with this fall.

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Getting the Public Involved in SD School Funding

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The South Dakota Budget & Policy Institute will hold a number of meetings to talk about education funding and teacher pay.