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Extension Vet Gives Heat Stress Advice

During periods of high heat and humidity, livestock producers are advised to watch their animals closely and start early with…

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Pork President Calls For Hard Trade Stance

Last week the U.S. and European Union concluded their sixth round of the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks.…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Talks Trade In DC

One of the major subjects Minnesota Farm Bureau members brought up in Washington DC last week when they met with…

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Grain Group Has Mixed Thoughts On Storage Rule

The National Grain and Feed Association is giving mixed review to a proposed Clean Air Act permit rule by EPA…

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NCGA Hears About EPA RFS Delay At Corn Congress

Last week National Corn Grower members gathered in the nation’s capital for their Corn Congress and heard from EPA on…

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Petroleum Group Wants RFS Decision Soon

The American Petroleum Institute like the ethanol industry is anxiously awaiting EPA’s decision on the 2014 volume requirements under the…

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Milk Group Wants EU To Move On GI Issue In TTIP

European Union negotiators appear to be holding firm on their insistence for having geographical indicators imposed in the Trans Atlantic…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Holding State Meetings

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is holding a series of meetings around the state this week to get input from their…

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NFU Wants WOTUS Clarification

The National Farmers Union has sent a letter to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy asking them for more information about which…

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NCBA Backs Legislation To Stop EPA Rule

This week legislation was introduced in the House to prevent EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from going forward…

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Iowa Cattle President Opposes WOTUS Rule

EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule is facing a lot of opposition including a bill introduced in the U.S. House…

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Vet Medicine Legislation Passes Congress

Congress has overwhelmingly approved the Veterans Medicine Mobility Act and sent it to President Obama. Iowa Veterinary Medicine Association Executive…

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South Dakota Spring Wheat Looking Good

The West River Spring Wheat Crop is looking very good and getting close to being harvested while Winter Wheat is…

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Lands Council Likes Appropriations Measure

This week the House Interior Appropriations Committee sent out a measure allocating funding for the Interior Department, EPA and related…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants Crop Insurance Implemented

The Nebraska Farm Bureau wants USDA to move quickly in implementing a key crop insurance provision contained in the 2014…

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Large Corn Crop May Not Be A Record

The historically high state and national corn ratings would suggest a near to record crop this season, but not all…

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Legislator Says House Highway Bill Has Positives

Tuesday, the U.S. House passed an $ 11 Billion dollar highway bill. South Dakota State Senate Transportation Chairman Mike Vehle…

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Board Continues Hearing On Auction Barn Proposal

Tuesday, the South Dakota Animal Industry Board tabled a license application hearing for Stockmen’s Incorporated to operate a livestock auction…

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Growers Say No To Soybean Checkoff Referendum

USDA has announced the results of the request for referendum on the soy checkoff. United Soybean Board Secretary Lewis Bainbridge…

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Downy Mildew Showing Up In Sunflowers

National Sunflower Association officials surveyed 70 fields in South and North Dakota over the past two weeks and found a…

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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.