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NFU Leader Applauds President For Cuba Action

President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to ease financial restrictions on trade with Cuba. Under the order,…

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Biodiesel Group Wants Permanent Fix To Tax Provision

This week the U.S. Senate approved the tax extender’s legislation making the provisions retroactive to 2014. National Biodiesel Board’s Ben…

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NCBA Pleased Tax Extenders Measure Passes

National Cattlemen Beef Association officials are pleased with Congressional approval of the tax extenders package this week. Vice President of…

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Barge Tax Hike Included In Extender’s Legislation

One of the major components in the just passed Tax Extender’s legislation this week was a nine cent increase in…

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Nebraska Woman Chosen For Farm Bureau Commitee

Hilary Maricle from Albion, Nebraska has been named to the American Farm Bureau’s new Promotion and Education committee. The panel…

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Corn Executive Pleased Senator On Environment Committee

Senator elect Mike Rounds has been named to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. South Dakota Corn Grower’s Executive…

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Farm Groups Hail Railroad Investment

South Dakota farm groups are reacting positively to Governor Dennis Daugaard’s announcement that $56 million in private funds will be…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Sets Priorities

At last week’s convention Nebraska Cattlemen Association members elected a new President and set legislative priorities. The new President is…

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Senator Wants Farm Bill Provision Strengthened

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s joined several Senate and House colleagues in asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to strongly…

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Rural Affairs Group Wants CSP Tweaks

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking public comments from now until January 19 on the Conservation Stewardship Program. The…

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Iowa E 85 Sales Reach Third Highest Level

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says motorists in the Hawkeye state purchased 3.3 million gallons of E 85 in the…

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Milk Group Says Study Shows Raw Milk Problems

A new Centers for Disease Control Study reported the difference of foodborne illnesses related to consumption of raw milk between…

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Ag Secretary Says Raw Milk Rules Are Proper

South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch has been working with an interim study committee looking at rules for raw milk…

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Farm Group Pleased With Budget Approval

Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders are pleased with Congressional passage of the omnibus spending package. National Affairs Coordinator Jordan Dux says…

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USB Wants To Enhance Soybean Meal Sales

Late last week the United Soybean Board wrapped up their annual meeting by choosing leadership for the coming year. Chosen…

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Corn President Pleased With Oregon GMO Vote

A recount has confirmed Oregon’s GMO labeling initiative was defeated in November. Out of 1.5 million votes cast, the measure…

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NCBA Pleased With Budget Bill Passed By Congress

Congress has passed their Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bill. The measure contains several components that affect agriculture. National Cattlemen’s Beef…

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Farm Group Unhappy With House Budget Bill

The 2015 fiscal year appropriations bill passed by the House last week isn’t sitting well with some ag groups because…

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NPPC Sees Some Progress With TPP Talks

Another round of Trans Pacific Partnership talks took place last week in Washington D.C. National Pork Producers Vice President and…

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Farm Bureau Wants Congress To Approve TPA

The White House will push for fast track or trade promotion authority during the next Congress. Nebraska Farm Bureau’s National…

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Scholarship Program Announced

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Workforce development continues to be a critical issue in South Dakota as employers struggle to find qualified workers to fill skilled positions.

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Ag Property Taxes On Legislative Agenda

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The South Dakota legislature will have to again deal with property taxes on ag land.

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Water Project Still Short On Funds

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The just passed federal budget bill includes more money for rural water projects, but no dollars specifically for the three…

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Details Of Omnibus Bill Coming Out

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The one point one trillion dollar, seventeen hundred page omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week has lots of details, which are starting to come out.

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Group Wants More Medical Marijuana

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A group of Iowans announced a campaign at the state capitol dedicated to promoting regulated access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions.