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Farm Groups Ask for Delayed Implementation of WOTUS

Several farm groups including the National Milk Producers Federation and National Pork Producers Council have written EPA and the Corps…

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Landowner Billboards Oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

South Dakota landowners concerned about the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline have put up billboards showing opposition for the project. The…

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Finalists Named for America’s Pig Farmers of the Year

The National Pork Board has selected four finalists for the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program. The Pork…

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Written Arguments Submitted in Keystone XL Pipeline Case

The attorneys representing Nebraska landowners have submitted their written arguments in Holt County Court in their case challenging Trans Canada’s…

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NE State Fair Attendance Up 20-Percent

The Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island is off to a great start this year. Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott…


NRCS Looks at Refresh of CSP

Natural Resources Conservation Officials are looking at refreshing the most popular conservation program in 2016, the Conservation Stewardship Program. Izaak…

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Grassley Looks at AI Response

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley recently held a meeting with turkey and egg producers to get their advice on how to…

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RMA to Expand Insurance Program in 2016

Risk Management Agency officials are looking at expanding the farm safety net in 2016 when they enhance the whole farm…

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Fuels America Coalition Releases More Ads on RFS

Monday, the Fuels America Coalition took out the third advertisement in the last two weeks to pressure the President and…

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U.S. Wheat Associates in Guatemala

This week, U.S. Wheat Associates is holding its biannual staff conference in Guatemala. Steve Mercer of U.S. Wheat Associates says…

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Conflicting Court Rulings on WOTUS Leave Questions

Despite conflicting court rulings last week on injunctions to stop the Waters of the U.S. Rule, at least one legal…

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NE Ag Committee to Hold Hearing on Branding

The Nebraska Legislature’s Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing on branding on Friday September 4 in Grand Island. Ag…

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WCB Farmers Estimate Yield on Possible Record Crop

Western Corn Belt row crops continue to be on pace for record yields. Curt Hoffbeck is a field agronomist for…


Mixed Views on Finalizing the Trans Pacific Partnership

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman expressed optimism recently that negotiators are close to wrapping up a final Trans Pacific Partnership…


Conservation Program Announcement by USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a plan to invest over $200 million through 2018 in conservation efforts to benefit…

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Court Issues Injunction on WOTUS

Thursday the District Court of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction in the Waters of the U.S or (WOTUS) case.…

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Clinton Announces Rural Agenda

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled her rural agenda this week and is calling for more money to help…

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NW Iowa Swine Open House

Producers, consumers and anyone interested is invited to a tour and open house of the Dwight Mogler family swine operation…


South Africa Keeps Trade Barriers in Place

The Republic of South Africa has not yet agreed to lift its barriers on U.S. exports of pork, poultry and…

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August 31 Deadline for SD Soybean Yield Contest

Monday is the deadline for entries in the South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest. Contest Chair Jon Schaeffer says it will…

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Property Tax Increases Faces Vote

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The Yankton County Commission passed a property tax increase last month that would be used to fund road and highway maintenance.

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The South Dakota Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education meets again next week, and at least one member hopes that talk of money will be on the agenda.

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A man was shot by Yankton Police last night after a domestic disturbance call and search. South Dakota Attorney General…

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Death Penalty Opponents To Continue Fight


Opponents of the death penalty vow to continue their fight, even if capital punishment makes the ballot next November.