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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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Grain And Feed Group Working For Rule Change

National Grain and Feed Association Officials will be working early next year to try and change a proposed rule put…

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Cattle Group Wants Second Beef Check Off Withdrawn

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association has filed comments asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to withdraw his proposal to create a…

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Court Could Rule Soon On Nebraska Keystone Route

The Nebraska Supreme Court could rule as early as today on the state’s challenge of a lower court decision which…

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Iowa Cattlemen Working On Environmental And Road Issues

Iowa Cattlemen Association members have two state legislative priorities going into 2015. Newly Elected President Dr. Phil Reemtsma says environmental…

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Dairy Official Says Immigration Policy Falls Short

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a report this week that said immigration policy for Midwest States is falling…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Opposes National GMO Labeling Bill

A House subcommittee this week took a look at legislation that would pre empt GMO labeling bills and call for…

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Representative Expects Tax Measure To Pass Senate

The Senate is expected to pass the tax extenders legislation prior to the end of the lame duck session before…

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No KXL Coaltion Vows To Keep Fighting Pipeline

Members of the No Keystone XL Pipeline coalition along with several interveners says they’ll continue to battle Trans Canada’s project…

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Dakota Access Pipeline Plans Progressing

Plans are progressing for a pipeline designed to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois. Texas-based Energy…

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Soybean Group Launches Consumer Initiative

Wednesday South Dakota soybean farmers announced an outreach initiative called “Hungry for Truth”. Marc Reiner Chairman of the South Dakota…

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ACE Official Calls Sub Committee Hearing Theater

Wednesday, the House Energy Policy Subcommittee held a hearing looking at EPA’s management of the Renewable Fuel Standard. EPA acting…

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Iowa Organic Farmer Has Check Off Concerns

The Organic Trade Association announced the industry plans to ask for its own check off in the first quarter of…

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South Dakota Farmer Opposes Organic Check Off Idea

An Organic trade group says it will ask for an organic check off in the early part of next year.…

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USDA Lowers U.S. Corn and Bean Carryover

USDA lowered U.S. ending stocks for both corn and soybeans in the December supply and demand report, but the price…

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Analysis Shows Rail Service Improving

The Soy Transportation Coalition along with the University of Minnesota have been surveying 42 grain handling facilities in South and…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants Property Tax Reform

The top priority for Nebraska Farm Bureau members at the state level is meaningful property tax reform. State President Steve…

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.