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Fast Track Authority in Senate

A vote in the Senate on fast track authority legislation could come up either late today or tomorrow.

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Environmental Protection Agency to Host Hearing on Volume Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing in Kansas City this Thursday.

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Western Minnesota Hit by Storm Damage

Farmers in western Minnesota received storm damage over the weekend. Bob Worth farms near Lake Benton. He says there was…

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MoDak Dairy Tour Part of June Dairy Month Promotions

An estimated 700 people attended the June Dairy Month Open House Saturday at MoDak Dairy of Goodwin, South Dakota. Ag…

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MoDak Dairy Open House a Hit

MoDak Dairy of Goodwin, South Dakota opened their doors to the public Saturday as part of June Dairy Month. Co-owner…

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Strong Storms Cause Damage in South Dakota

Sunday night, large hail ,heavy rain and strong winds caused crop damage near Bristol and Andover in Day County, South Dakota.

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Farm Service Agency Surveying Morning Storms

A storm packing high winds tore through the town of Garretson, South Dakota and through Minnehaha County this morning.

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Legislation for Biotech Product Labeling

Legislation sponsored by Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo is being considered in the House.

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Transportation Bill Approaching Expiration

Congress is facing a tough problem at the end of July, when the Transportation Bill will expire.

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Rural Funding Concerns Nebraska Farmers Union

Nebraska Farmers Union leaders are concerned about budget legislation in the House Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture.

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No Further Push for Cooperative Merger

Following last week’s vote against unification of South Dakota Wheat Growers and North Central Cooperatives, it’s unlikely another attempt will be made at a merger of the two entities.

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Coop Members Vote Against Elevator Merger

The Boards of Directors for North Central Farmers Elevator and South Dakota Wheat Growers have announced their member owners have voted against unification.

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Hearing Today Examining the Renewable Fuel Standard

The Senate will hold a hearing today reexamining the Environmental Protection Agency’s management of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

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Farm Bureau Supports Reigning in the EPA

Measures to block Environmental Protection Agency regulations and cut the agency’s funding are being considered in the House this week.

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House Committee Approves Rule For Trade Adjustment Assistance Legislation

The House Rules committee has approved a rule that gives them until July 30 to act on a motion to revive the trade adjustment assistance legislation.

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Petition for Corporate Ownership of Livestock Ballot Measure Moves On

North Dakota Farmers Union members have turned in what they hope will be more than enough signatures to place a corporate farming measure on next summer’s election ballot.

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New Ethanol Plant Moves Forward in Onida

Sully County, South Dakota voters approved zoning changes that will allow Ring Neck Energy and Feed to move ahead with their plans.

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Biodiesel Producers in Washington

Nearly 120 biodiesel producers are in Washington D.C. this week, meeting with members of Congress.

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Biosecurity Struggles Cause Problems with Fight Against Avian Influenza

USDA officials say there have been slips in biosecurity practices and environmental factors that have impacted the avian influenza outbreak.

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Country of Origin Labeling Leading to Retaliation

Canadian and Mexican officials will be asking the WTO for permission to retaliate against the United States over the country of origin labeling law.

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HIV Testing Encouraged

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State officials says HIV/AIDS is still a big problem in Minnesota and are urging people to get tested

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Fatality Accidents Common On 4th Of July Weekend

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The upcoming holiday weekend is typically one of the most dangerous times of the year for traffic crashes involving alcohol in Iowa.

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Branstad Committed To Closing Facilities

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has until July 6th to make final decisions on the entire state budget outline legislators sent him earlier this month, but Branstad's giving strong hints he'll reject the legislature's plan to keep the Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant open.

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NEA To Meet In Florida

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More than 8,000 delegates from across the country are in Orlando, Florida this week for the annual delegate assembly of the National Education Association.

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City Working Through Budget Process

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The Yankton City Commission is working through the budget process for 2016.