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NE Governor Pushes E85 Use

Governor Dave Heineman has joined ag leaders to encourage Nebraskans to fill up with E 85 fuel. State Ethanol Board…

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NRDC Opposes Enlist Duo Approval

The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit to reverse EPA’s approval of Enlist Duo Herbicide. NRDC Senior scientist…

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EWG Disappointed With Registration Of Enlist Duo Herbicide

The Environmental Working Group is disappointed that EPA has approved Enlist Duo Herbicide manufactured by Dow Agro Sciences. E-W-G’s Senior…


ASA Welcomes Approval Of Enlist Duo Herbicide

Leaders of both the American Soybean Association and National Corn Grower’s are hailing EPA’s approval for registration of Enlist Duo…

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Wheat Commission Excited About New Kennebec Facility

The South Dakota Wheat Commission is excited about the new agronomy, fertilizer and shuttle loading facility being built at Kennebec…

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Corn Harvest Lagging In Western Corn Belt

Corn harvest has been lagging in the western corn belt as farmers have been waiting for the late maturing crop…

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Alliance Calls For Gold Standard In TPP

At their recent annual meeting the Five Nation Beef Alliance called for all TPP nations to back ‘’gold standard outcomes”.…

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Nebraska Farm Group Has Problems With Beef Check Off

One Nebraska Agriculture group wants the present beef check off program reformed but stopped short of backing a second program…


United States Wins Important WTO Case Over India

This week the United States won an important trade victory at the World Trade Organization. The ruling was in favor…

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RFA Chairman Says Certain Policy Needed On RFS

At a recent biofuels conference held in Minneapolis, Renewable Fuel leaders said the Obama administration has undermined the commercial success…


Sunflower Disease Showing Up Due To Wet Conditions

Phomopsis, a stalk disease that hits sunflowers first showed up in South Dakota last fall. National Sunflower Association Executive Director…

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Groundbreaking In Kennebec For New Wheat Growers Facility

Groundbreaking is being held today in Kennebec for South Dakota Wheat Grower’s new $ 45 million agronomy, fertilizer and shuttle…

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Common Sense Releases WOTUS Analysis

Tuesday, Common Sense, Nebraska, the Coalition fighting EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule unveiled their analysis of how the…

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Cattle Groups Want Present Check Off Left Alone

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association along with 41 other state cattle groups and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have written Ag…


Milk Group Says E.U. Using Back Door Approach On GIs

Recently the European Union entered into a bi lateral trade agreement with Canada. Under the deal Canada gave up on…


South Dakota Stock Growers Oppose EPA Rule

Last week the South Dakota Stock Grower’s teamed up with the State Farm Bureau in holding a series of meetings…

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Farmers Union President Skeptical About Possible Rail Merger

Last week, Canadian Pacific Railroad officials approached CSX rail leaders about a proposed merger than would have had a market…


Nebraska Farm Group Hoping For Tax Code Revamping

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is in line to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next year if Republicans gain…

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South Dakota Producers Battling Swine Viruses

South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says since May of 2013, South Dakota has had 38 cases of swine…


Minnesota Farm Bureau Working For Property Tax Reform

Neither of Minnesota’s candidates running for Governor are likely to cut property taxes for the state’s farmers and ranchers. Incumbent…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator


The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate


The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.