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Wind Project Raises Over A Million Dollars

Dakota Power Community Wind is now two thirds towards its goal of raising the needed funding for its wind farm…


Top Pork Countries Want Zero Tariffs In TPP

The top pork countries involved in the TPP want Japan and other nations to eliminate their tariffs in a final…


Farmers Union Opposing Trans Pacific Partnership

250 Farmers Union members from across the country are in the nation’s Capital this week telling Congress to vote against…


2 Million Dollars In Unpaid Claims From Failed Elevator

Several Nebraska farmers were left holding the bag as close to $ 2 million dollars were not paid by the…

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National Pork Board Close To Finalizing Budget

The National Pork Board met last week and is now one step closer to finalizing their 2015 budget. Pork Board…


Producers Reminded To Report Acreage And Yields

Farmers have until the end of the month to verify their current base acres, yields and planting history with the…


Landowners Attorney Presents Case Before Nebraska Supreme Court

Friday, Omaha attorney Dave Domina representing three Nebraska landowners argued before the Nebraska Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of LB…

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Farm Bureau Wants EPA Rules Blocked

The House is likely to take up legislation soon that would block EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. The…

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Rail Concerns Aired At Fargo Hearing

Last week, Surface Transportation Board officials held a rail hearing in Fargo, North Dakota before a packed house. North Dakota…


ASA Pleased EU Producers Want Bio Tech Approval

European food and animal feed producers are asking their Commission to approve eight pending applications for bio tech crops. American…

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EPA Head Hints At Higher RFS Levels

Last week speaking in New York, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy hinted that the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements will…


BOLD Group Anxiously Waiting For Court Ruling

The Nebraska Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments of a lower court decision Friday that threw out state approval of…


TransCanada Waiting To See How Nebraska High Court Rules

TransCanada officials are waiting to see how the Nebraska Supreme Court rules regarding the route of their XL pipeline through…

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R CALF Wants Rider Stripped From Legislation

South Dakota’s Tim Johnson and Iowa’s Chuck Grassley have joined 11 other fellow Senators in writing the appropriations chair asking…


South Korea Lifts Zilpaterol Ban

South Korea has lifted its ban on the animal feed additive zilpaterol in beef. That could open the door to…

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NFU Leader Says Solutions Needed For Ag Rail Shipments

The ongoing rail delays in the upper Midwest is staggering and unacceptable. That’s according to National Farmers Union President Roger…

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Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens

The grand opening was held in Emmetsburg, Iowa yesterday for the first commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the country.…

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Farmers Selling Corn Stover To Ethanol Plant

Farmers located around the new Project LIBERTY Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa will provide nearly 770 tons of corn…

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Project Liberty Grand Opening A Success

Thousands of farmers and guests attended yesterday’s Grand Opening for Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa… the first commercial scale cellulosic…


Sign Up Needed Soon For Forage Disaster Program

South Dakota livestock producers who had grazing losses during 2012 and the first half of 2013 and need disaster aid…

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Company To Add Jobs In Yankton

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SAPA Extrusions is beginning an expansion project which will add more capacity and employees to its plant in Yankton.

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Health Groups Push For Medicaid Expansion

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While the debate over expanding Medicaid may have slipped into the background in South Dakota, it isn’t going away.

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Water Development Grants Given

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The James River Water Development District is giving more than $185,000 to several area projects designed to improve waterways.

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Fish Kill In Sioux County, Iowa

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a manure spill that killed fish in Orange City Slough Creek.

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Budget Planning Underway

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The planning process is underway for the 2015 South Dakota state budget.