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RFS Rule Still Uncertain

The final rule on the 2014 volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuels Standard has gone to the Office of Management…

MN PEDV Cases Slow, Vaccine Promising

Pork producers are hoping the worst losses due to the PED Virus are behind them, especially with a new vaccine…

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NW Corn Belt Largely Dodges Frost

Temperatures dropped below freezing in some areas of the northwestern corn belt over the weekend. However, Aaron Reimers, who is…

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Second PEDV Vaccine Approved

Zoetis has been received approved for its P-E-D Virus vaccine. It’s the second company to gain such approval. Nebraska Pork…

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SD Leaders Testifies on Rail Issues

This week, South Dakota Grain and Feed Association President Jerry Cope of Rapid City testified about the ongoing rail problems…

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Reid to Take up Tax Extenders Includes Wind

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is planning to bring up tax extenders legislation including the Wind Production Tax Credit before…

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South Dakota Representative Says EPA Rule Is Concerning

The House this week passed legislation to block the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule that they were hoping…

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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates Up Slightly

A National Agricultural Statistics Service survey shows farmland rental rates in Iowa are on the rise. Iowa State University Extension…

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Ag Secretary May Make Changes To Beef Check Off

Speaking this week to Farmers Union members at their Fly In.,Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said he may consider using his…

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Milk Group Signs MOU On Water Quality Improvement

The National Milk Producer’s Federation and National Association of Clean Water Agencies signed a memorandum of understanding this week to…

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Cattle Group Hoping For Senate Approval Of Anti Wotus Bill

National Cattlemen Beef Association leaders are hoping this week’s strong vote in the House approving legislation blocking EPA’s proposed Waters…

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Quad County Processors Holds Grand Opening

Tuesday, Quad County Processors in Galva, Iowa held the grand opening of its cellulosic ethanol plant. Quad County CEO DeLayne…

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Minnesota Groups Want EPA Rule Thrown Out

23 Minnesota agricultural and business groups have sent a letter in support of legislation the House passed Tuesday to block…

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RFA Study Refutes Food Versus Fuel Argument

Food companies along with Livestock and Poultry groups have called for eliminating the renewable fuel standard because they say higher…

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NRCS Awards 15 South Dakota ACEP Projects

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $ 328 million dollars nationally have been awarded for projects through the…

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Wind Project Raises Over A Million Dollars

Dakota Power Community Wind is now two thirds towards its goal of raising the needed funding for its wind farm…

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Top Pork Countries Want Zero Tariffs In TPP

The top pork countries involved in the TPP want Japan and other nations to eliminate their tariffs in a final…

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Farmers Union Opposing Trans Pacific Partnership

250 Farmers Union members from across the country are in the nation’s Capital this week telling Congress to vote against…

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2 Million Dollars In Unpaid Claims From Failed Elevator

Several Nebraska farmers were left holding the bag as close to $ 2 million dollars were not paid by the…

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National Pork Board Close To Finalizing Budget

The National Pork Board met last week and is now one step closer to finalizing their 2015 budget. Pork Board…

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Demand For Smoke-Free Housing Increases

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State health officials say the demand for smoke-free housing is increasing in Iowa.

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Nebraska’s Job Outlook Strong

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An upbeat job market is expected in Nebraska during the final three months of the year, according to a new survey.

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Hillary Returns To Iowa

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given the broadest hint yet that she is a likely 2016 candidate for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

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Foley On The November Ballot

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Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley will be on the November ballot as republican Governor Candidate Pete Ricketts running mate.

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Congress To Work On Continuing Resolution

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While federal lawmakers don’t plan to spend many days in Washington before the November elections, they do have to make sure the government can continue to operate beyond the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.