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Pork Producers in Washington D.C. This Week

The National Pork Producers Council is holding their spring lobbying event this week in Washington D.C. Minnesota Pork Executive Director…


Funds Available Through Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $332 million available for financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.


President Continues Linkage to Cuban Markets

Over the weekend President Obama attended the Summit of the America’s in Panama and met with Cuban President Raul Castro.

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U.S. Beef and Pork Producers Given Better Access to Southern International Markets

The United States Department of Agriculture has reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in…

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Three Iowa Cooperatives Voting on Possible Merger

Members of United Farmers Cooperative, Farmers Elevator Cooperative and Cooperative Elevator Association are voting on a possible merger of the three entities.

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Hungry for Truth Event in Sioux Falls

South Dakota soybean farmers engaged with consumers to talk about farming at the first Hungry for Truth event in downtown…

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Minnesota Officials Investigating Additional Avian Influenza

Over the weekend USDA confirmed the 14th case of high path avian bird flu in Minnesota. The latest case was…

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Ethanol Coalition Says EPA Announcement A Good Start

Friday, EPA officials announced they’ll be issuing final R-F-S volume standards for 2014 through 2016 by the end of the…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Helping With Ag Teacher Shortage

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the Nebraska FFA Association are working together to meet the growing demand…

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Pipeline Opponents Gearing Up For Meeting

Interveners including Tribes and Landowners are gearing up for Tuesday’s South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting. The Interveners are opposing…

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South Dakota Brand Board Fee Increase Effective

The South Dakota State Brand Board is operating in the black following a fee increase that went into effect two years ago.


Trade Promotion Authority Main Topic at Nebraska Roundtable

A round table discussion in Valley, Nebraska this week was hosted by U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman and Congressman Brad Ashford.

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Minnesota Farmers Union Leaders Meet with EPA Administrator

Minnesota Farmers Union leaders, including President Doug Peterson, met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.


Nebraska FFA Advisor Recognized for Tornado Recovery Efforts

Wisner Pilger FFA Advisor Mark Schroeder is being honored this week at the Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln.


Estate Tax Repeal Moving Through Congress

Measures to completely repeal the Estate Tax are moving through both houses of Congress.

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Nebraska Farmer Hosts Trade Round Table Discussion

Nebraska grain farmer Ryan Ueberrhein hosted U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Congressman Brad Ashford on his operation near Valley this week.


Trade Officials Talk Trade on Nebraska Farm

U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman and Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford held a round table discussion with several Nebraska agricultural groups.

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Minnesota Buffer Zone Initiative in Debate

Several Minnesota state legislative committees are hearing debate this week on the Governor’s Buffer Zone Initiative.

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Negotiations Continue For A Final Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Japanese and U.S. trade negotiators are working around the clock to try to come to some agreement that may lead to a final Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.


Livestock Siting and Expansion Measure Passes Nebraska Senate

Livestock Siting and Expansion Legislation passes Nebraska Senate.

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Utility Frustrated With River Nitrate Management


Iowa’s largest water utility is restarting special equipment to remove nitrates from the water it uses from the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to its customers.

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Nebraska Governor Not to Support Death Penalty Repeal


Governor Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills.

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Sioux City Teens Hospitalized, One Dead After Smoking Synthetic Drug

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A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug.

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Nebraska Legislators Debate Death Penalty Repeal


Nebraska legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill to do away with the death penalty.

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Health Checks Part Of Safety Precautions

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When it comes to safety preparedness, most people think about smoke alarms, disaster kits, and escape plans.