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RMA Official Says APH Yield Exclusion A Big Change

The new farm bill provide some new crop insurance options that will benefit farmers. Mike Alston is Associate Administrator with…

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South Dakota Senator Wants WOTUS Withdrawn

Next month, Congress will be taking a look at a proposed rule by EPA that many lawmakers oppose. The February…

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Biodiesel Group Wants RFS Finalized And Tax Reform Passed

National Biodiesel Board leaders are focusing on priorities coming out of last week’s annual conference held in Fort Worth, Texas.…

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Former FSA Director Advices Farmers On New Farm Bill

Farmers are getting a better sense of the new programs in the farm bill that will work best for their…

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Turkey Group Reviewing Food Safety Proposal

USDA’s Food, Safety and Inspection Service has proposed new federal rules to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry products. Minnesota…

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Study Shows No COOL Damage

Thursday, National Farmers Union released a new study conducted by Auburn University economist Dr. Robert Taylor that showed no real…

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Raw Milk Bill to Move Soon in SD

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch says a bill that originated in his agency on raw milk sales could…

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Committee Hearing on WOTUS

Senate and House committees have scheduled a joint February 4 hearing on EPA’s proposed Clean Water Act rule. Nebraska Farm…

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Noem: TPA Needs More Votes to Pass

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of opening up new trade markets as…

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NCGA Discusses Viptera Lawsuit

Syngenta faces escalating legal battles with farmers in 11 states so far suing the company in federal courts over the…

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Plans For Ethanol Plant Progressing In Onida

A pair of Iowa entrepreneurs are moving forward with a $ 120 million dollar ethanol plant to be built in…

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Port Slowdown Hurting Pork Exports

The labor slowdown at ports in the Pacific Northwest is hurting U.S. pork exports. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil…

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Senators Introduce Bill To Remove Tax

Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa along with Al Franken of Minnesota have introduced legislation to make capital gains from Chapter…

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NFU President Sees Some Possible

There could be three maybe four issues President Obama may find to agree with Congress on regarding agriculture following his…

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Trade Participants Tout Amino Acids

U.S. soybean farmers just returned from a trade mission to China promoting the high amino acid content of soybeans grown…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Backs 4 Tax Relief Measures

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is backing four pieces of property tax relief legislation introduced this week in the Unicameral. State…

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R CALF Joins Others In Opposing TPA

Several Congressional Democrats along with R CALF and the National Farmers Union are opposing the granting of trade promotion authority,…

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Cattle President Concerned At More Overregulation

EPA has published a study that concludes many wetlands, prairie potholes and other isolated water bodies could have a negative…

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South Dakota Leads In Sunflower Production

South Dakota is the top sunflower producing state in the nation for the second year in a row. USDA statistics…

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Senator Says Clean Keystone Bill Is Needed

The U.S. Senate is getting ready to vote on legislation authorizing the Keystone XL Pipeline. One of the amendments expected…

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Thune: Climate Change Cures Worse Than Problems

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During his State of the Union speech, President Obama pointed to climate change as the “greatest threat to the future,” due to increasing temperatures and sea levels.

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Holiday Gave Boost To South Dakota Retailers

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It looks like holiday shopping gave South Dakota retailers a small boost at the end of last year.

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Sturgeon Found On Missouri River

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The discovery of two small fish in the lower Missouri River is big news for researchers and wildlife officials all along the river.

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.