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Farm Bureau Poll Shows Local Regulation Preferred

A poll released this week from the American Farm Bureau shows Chesapeake Bay watershed residents want state and local control…

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Iowa Corn President Pleased New WRDA Bill Being Planned

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is reviewing the nation’s ailing water infrastructure system and planning on introducing a…

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ASA Director Says Russia Soybean Ban Likely Political

Starting Monday, Russia is banning imports of U.S soybeans due to what it calls phytosanitary concerns related to the risk…

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NCBA Working With CME On Volatility Concerns

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has put together a working group with CME to address volatility problems in the cattle…


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NPPC President Elect Says New Antibiotic Rules Helpful

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the overuse of antibiotics requires globally coordinated efforts. The FAO says that…

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NFU Hoping Trade Office Could Be Opened In Cuba

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the United States should open an agricultural office in Cuba and is hoping to get…

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ICCI Wants Board To Deny Pipeline Permit

Today is the final day for the Iowa Utilities Board to deliberate on the permit request by Energy Transfer Partners…

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Study Shows Farmers Get High Return From Crop Insurance

An Iowa State University study authored by Economics Professor Bruce Babcock shows farmers getting an annual return of 125 percent…

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Farm Group Pleased Clean Power Plan Halted By Court

This week, the Supreme Court halted enforcement of President Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges…

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Corn President Concerned At President Calling For Crop Insurance Cuts

The President’s budget plan released this week calls for an $ 18 billion dollar cut to the Federal Crop Insurance…

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Transportation Group Monitoring Panama Canal Upgrade

There’s been a construction delay at the Panama Canal in the upsizing of their locks to accommodate larger ships. Officials…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Pushing For Property Tax Relief

Nebraska Cattlemen Association leaders are continuing to work with state lawmakers to try and achieve property tax relief. Cattlemen’s Legislative…

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Iowa Farmers Union Lobbying State Legislators

Today is lobby day for Iowa Farmers Union members as they meet with lawmakers at the State Capitol in Des…

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USDA Report Neutral Except for Global Wheat Stocks

USDA’s February Supply and Demand Report was relatively neutral. U.S. ending stocks on corn came in at 1.837 billion bushels,…

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EWG Report Shows Voluntary Conservation Efforts Not Working

An Environmental Working Group report says the voluntary approach to conservation efforts to cut pollution from farm fields isn’t working.…

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SD GOED Gets Ethanol Grant from USDA

South Dakota is getting some help to promote increased ethanol usage in the state. That’s due in part to a…


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SB 98 Debate Looks at Changes to Family Farm Act

Thursday, the South Dakota Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will take testimony on Senate Bill 98. The measure would…

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USDA Considering Changes in Biotechnology Regulations

USDA is seeking public comment on whether the agency should draw up new rules to regulate biotechnology products. This comes…

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SDFU Backs Industrial Hemp Bill

A measure to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp has passed the South Dakota House and is now in the…

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Transportation Officials Says Congress Should Consider Oil Tax

Last week President Obama proposed a $10 dollar per barrel oil tax phased in over five years to pay for…

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Opposition Grows to Expanded Gambling in Nebraska


Gambling With the Good Life has come out against three initiative petitions to expand gambling in Nebraska.

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SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Still Expects Deal on Medicaid


South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says the dialogue with federal officials over Medicaid expansion is continuing.

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Nebraska Groundwater Levels on the Rise


A new report shows groundwater levels are up in Nebraska, on average, six inches.

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SD Senator Mike Rounds Questions Fed Fiscal Policy

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South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was among a group of Senators that met with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen this week. She oversees the board that sets fiscal policy for the country.

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SD Senator John Thune; Messages in Presidential Races

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Even though he has not officially endorsed a Presidential candidate, South Dakota Senator John Thune is paying close attention to both races.