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Nebraska Farmer Elected To National Biodiesel Board

Nebraska Soybean Board member and Newman Grove farmer Greg Anderson has been elected to the National Biodiesel Board of Directors.…

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Pork Board Finances New Swine Health Information Center

The need to be able to battle any new diseases that may impact the swine industry prompted the National Pork…

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Pork Official Says New Center Will Allow For Better Disease Response

National Pork Board members have taken a proactive approach in working with the National Pork Producers Council and American Association…

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Dairy Official Concerned Executive Order Could Hurt Reform Efforts

President Obama says a big reason he is taking executive action on immigration is because the US House has not…

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Delegates Working Out Policy Issues

South Dakota Farm Bureau members are gathering this weekend in Sioux Falls for their annual meeting. President Scott Vanderwal says…

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Ag Secretary Defends Immigration Executive Order

President Obama is expected to issue executive orders tonight on immigration reform. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the President is…

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Property Taxes Top Nebraska Unicameral’s Priority List

Property tax reform tops the priority list for farm groups in the upcoming Nebraska Unicameral. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve…

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Minnesota House Ag Chair To Focus On Infrastructure And Taxes

Minnesota State Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake is the new chairman of the House Ag and Finance Committee. Hamilton…

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PERC Predicts Less Propane Issues

Propane industry officials are predicting adequate supplies and more stable prices for the winter grain drying season. Cinch Munson, Director…

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North Dakota Farmers Union Holding Convention This Week

Transportation and rail issues to the agenda for North Dakota Farmers Union members at their state convention this week. President…

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Pipeline Opponents To Push President To Deny Project

This week the U.S. Senate failed to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Earlier the House approved the project.…

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Coalition Wants Tax Extenders Bill Passed During Lame Duck Session

Agriculture and business and industry groups want Congress to pass tax extenders legislation during the lame duck session. The Broad…

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Growth Energy CEO Not Concerned About New House Ag Chairman

Texas Congressman Michael Conaway has been selected to chair the House Ag Committee during the 114th Congress, succeeding Rep. Frank…

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Cattle Official Not Concerned About Secretary’s Comments On COOL

This week, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said he doesn’t think there’s a regulatory fix to Country of Origin Labeling that…

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Farm Leader Sees Positives And Negatives In Carbon Credit Program

The US Department of Agriculture, General Motors and Ducks Unlimited have agreed to create a market for carbon credits generated…

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Iowa Senator And USTR Talk About TPA

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he had a productive meeting this week with U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman where the…

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Stock Growers Opposes USDA Import Plan

House Committee chairs are concerned about the USDA rule under consideration to allow imported chilled or frozen beef into the…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Suggests Infrastructure Funding Plans

Last week Nebraska Department of Road’s director said the state needs to spend $ 10.2 billion in the next 20…

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Iowa Farmers Can Get Tax Credit For Donated Food

Iowa farmers who donate self produced food commodities to food banks and food pantries can now qualify for a credit…

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South Dakota Farmers Union Convention This Week

South Dakota Farmers Union members gather for their state convention Thursday and Friday in Aberdeen. President Doug Sombke says they…

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Democrats Trying To Improve Performance

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Democratic activists from across the state are coming together in an effort to better prepare future candidates for election success.

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Yankton Sales Tax Trend Positive

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The positive sales tax trend for the City of Yankton is continuing.

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Rounds Looking Forward To January

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he is glad the campaign is over, and he is looking forward to January in Washington.

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Noem Opposes President’s Immigration Order

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President Obama told the American people that the time to change the nation's immigration system is now, and he's taking action to make that happen.

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Gas Tax Increase Possible In Iowa

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says he's open to considering all options that might boost the amount of money available to fix Iowa's roads and bridges.