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Iowa Tax on Biodiesel Blends

The Iowa Legislature created a 3 cent per gallon differential tax rate for B 11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding measure that passed both houses this week.

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Ag Groups Call for Fewer Budget Cuts

Close to 400 farm, nutrition and conservation organizations have written to Congressional Budget leaders urging them not to make any further cuts in any programs under the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.


South Dakota Farm Bureau Pushing for TPA

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has been talking to county elected officials enlisting their support of Trade Promotion Authority.


Nebraska Farm Bureau Asks for 2014 Farm Bill Extension

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation is asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to give farmers more time to sign up for the 2014 Farm Bill programs.

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Bill For Corporate Ownership to Encourage Expansion

North Dakota state senators have advanced a measure to allow corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations.


Bill for Corporate Ownership of Swine and Dairy Operations Heads to House

North Dakota Farmers Union leaders are concerned state Senators have approved a measure and sent it to the House to allow corporate ownership of swine and dairy operations.


No Meteorological Towers in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County South Dakota planning and zoning Board has turned down permits for five meteorological wind towers Dakota Power Community Wind wanted to put up.


Nebraska Farmers Union Against Packer Ownership

Nebraska Farmers Union leaders are expecting legislation allowing packer ownership of swine to move forward this week in the Unicameral

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Permits for Weather Towers Denied in Lincoln County

A group of Lincoln County South Dakota landowners, many of them with the group “We Care South Dakota,” have convinced the county planning and zoning board to deny permits.

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NCBA Disagrees with Dietary Guidelines

Friday, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted their recommendations to USDA and Health and Human Services.


Pork Board Reminds Consumers of Pork’s Health Benefits

Following the release of the new dietary guidelines, the Pork Board issues a remind about pork's nutrient density.

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New Dietary Guidelines Skips Lean Meat

South Dakota cattlemen are displeased that the new dietary guidelines don't include lean meat in a healthy diet.


Milk Producers Pleased With Dietary Guidelines

The new dietary guidelines suggest more milk.

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RFA Study Outlines Ethanol’s Impact on US GDP

In a study by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol is credited for just under $53 billion in the nation's GDP.


South Dakota Ag Secretary Weighs In On Zoning Bills

Three bills are moving through the South Dakota Legislature regarding changes in county zoning. House Bill 1201 passed through committee…

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Fourth Graders Meet Their Adopted Farmer

Fourth graders in Garretson, South Dakota were able to meet their adopted farmer, who is teaching them about agriculture.


ISU Receives Grant to Research PEDv Immunity

Iowa State University has received $60,000 to study PEDv immunity and to improve control of the disease.

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Bill Passed to Support New 4-H Exhibit Hall

Senate Bill 46 allows the Department of Agriculture to use private funds for the construction of Nordby Hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.


Biotech Association Executive Director Supports Mandatory GMO Labelling

The executive director of the South Dakota Bio Tech Association is supportive of mandatory GMO labelling.


Chicken Operation Facing Lawsuit

A proposed chicken operation in Parker, South Dakota is facing a lawsuit from local residents concerned about the impact.

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Search On For Workers

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The main mission of Yankton Area Progressive Growth over the years was to recruit new businesses to move and bring jobs to the area.

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Yankton County Treasurer Resigns


Long time Yankton County Treasurer Pam Marchand will be stepping down.

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Flooding Risk Low

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With dry conditions holding over from last fall, and very little snow pack, the flood outlook for eastern South Dakota is very low.

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February Cold and Snowy in Iowa

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Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says February will goes into the record books in the top ten in both cold and snow.

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Improvements Expected In Iowa Economy

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Most of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies are expecting improved sales and steady or slightly higher employment levels over the next six months.