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Dairy Group Wants Milk Trucker Provision In Highway Bill

The dairy industry is hoping conferees will move on a transportation bill the first part of December and include in…

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Senator Has Concerns About Keeping Crop Insurance Deal

The agreement that was reached between Congressional leaders calling for restoration of crop insurance cuts when they worked out the…

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NCGA Committee Chair Pleased With FSA ARC Modification

The Farm Service Agency has made a modification to allow growers on a farm with one or more tracts outside…


Corn Grower Disappointed With EPA Enlist Duo Decision

The decision this week by the EPA to withdraw approval of Dow Chemical’s Enlist DUO herbicide is disappointing to Mitchell,…

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Dow Chemical Responds To EPA Decision On Enlist Duo

This week the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew its approval of Dow Chemical’s Enlist DUO herbicide. The move came just over…

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Farm Bureau Survey Shows Thanksgiving Meal Cost Up

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th. annual price survey found the average cost of Thanksgiving Day dinner is up slightly…

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API Wants EPA To Protect The Blend Wall

Falling gasoline prices are giving the EPA room to hike the mandate levels on ethanol related to their coming announcement…

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Prevailing Winds Leaders Start Equity Drive

The newest wind project to South Dakota is looking for investors. Another round of investor meetings will be held in…

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Farm Group Adopts Policies On Trade And Buffer Zone

Opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is contained in a major special order of business adopted by Minnesota Farmers Union…

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ASA Leader Confident We Can Compete With Argentina

Farmers in the United States may be facing some stiffer competition for markets for their soybeans, corn and wheat following…

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Coalition Wants Crop Insurance Funding Restored

A broad coalition representing 49 groups including the National Farmers Union is urging Congressional leadership to keep their promise to…

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Farm Bureau Official Sees Chances For Tax Reform

The new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Texas Congressman Kevin Brady shares House Speaker Paul Ryan’s view…

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Water Issues Top Iowa Farmers Union Convention

At their Convention over the weekend Iowa Farmers Union members spent a lot of time discussing water quality issues and…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Sets Priority Issues

Minnesota Farm Bureau delegates re elected Kevin Paap as their President at their 97th annual meeting over the weekend. The…


Former Ag Secretaries Ask For Passage Of TPP

A bi partisan group of 7 former Secretaries of Agriculture have written Congress urging them to pass the Trans Pacific…

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AGP Picks Aberdeen South Dakota For Soybean Plant

Ag Processing Incorporated officials announced Friday their intentions to build a soybean processing facility in Aberdeen South Dakota. Spokesman Matt…

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Ethanol Leaders Meet With OMB

Last week, leaders of both Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association met with the Office of Management and Budget…

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Farmer Gets Less Than 16 Cents For Thanksgiving Meal

Later this week many of us will be enjoying our Thanksgiving meal feast. When we do, we need to remember…

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Study Shows RFS2 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A Life Cycle Associates study sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association shows a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions reduction…

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NCFC Pleased With FDA GMO Decision

The Food and Drug Administration has denied a petition from the Center for Food Safety for mandatory labeling of food…

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.