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Environmental Working Group Study on Crop Insurance Cuts

Environmental Working Group leaders says the decision by Congress to possibly cut the government guaranteed profits of crop insurance companies…

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Food Companies Want More Money for Antibiotic Programs

Tyson Foods and Walmart Stores have joined public health groups in asking House and Senate Appropriators to increase funding for…

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U.S. Soy Leaders Working with China on Biotech Approvals

U.S. soybean leaders are at the China Food Safety and Security Summit this week to talk to their number one…

Ag Secretary Calls on Congress to Lift Cuba Trade Restrictions

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack just back from a trade mission to Cuba says there needs to be legislation lifting the…


Public Lands Council Wants Endangered Species Act Reform

The Public Lands Council wants Congress to reform the Endangered Species Act. Council Executive Director Ethan Lane says they’d like…

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Cattlemen Weigh in on Highway Bill

A House-Senate Conference committee is expected to move on a six year transportation bill sometime this week. Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association…


SD Egg Layer Close to Repopulating After Bird Flu

Dakota Layers of Flandreau, South Dakota is in the process of repopulating their egg laying barns after having their flock…

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CHS Cooperative Vote of Concern

CHS cooperative members will be voting on a possible by law change at their upcoming December 4 annual meeting. The…

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Biodiesel Industry Meets in D.C. to Press Congress and EPA

Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country are meeting in Washington D.C. this week to work on renewable fuels…

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Iowa Agriculture Clean Water Alliance Releases Study

The Iowa Agriculture Clean Water Alliance has released their annual study of the Raccoon River. This year’s report shows higher…

Long Term Biodiesel Tax Incentive in the Works

The biodiesel industry is hoping Congress passes tax extenders legislation including the biodiesel tax incentive. Ben Evans with the National…

FSA Changes How ARC Co. Payments Made For Farm in Multiple Counties

The Farm Service Agency is changing the way farmers can calculate ARC County payments for farms in multiple counties. FSA…


USDA Invests In Ogallala Aquifer Initiative

USDA is investing nearly $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative in 2016 in eight states including Nebraska. The initiative…

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EPA Launches Nutrient Recycling Program

The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a pilot program called the Nutrient Recycling Challenge. The EPA is partnering with the…


NRDC Has Glyphosate Concerns

The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer and is allowing it to stay…


South Dakota Farmer Re-Elected USFRA Vice Chair

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has chosen their board members for 2016. Re Elected Vice Chairman is Mitchell, South…

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Turner County Board Discussing Zoning Plan

The Turner County South Dakota planning and zoning board will hold another public meeting on changes in the county zoning…

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Producers Should Consider Margin Protection Program

Dairy producers have until November 20 to sign up for the Margin Protection Safety Net program at their local Farm…

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RFA Wants RFS Part of Climate Talks

The Renewable Fuels Association has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to promote the success…

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Nebraska Farm Leader Notes Property Tax Ag Burden

Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson testifying at a legislative hearing Thursday looking at school funding and property taxes said…

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.

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No Major Travel Disruptions Expected for Thanksgiving


While it looks like we may see some precipitation later this week, it should not be a big disruption for Thanksgiving plans.

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Insurance Co-op Failures Predictable Under ACA

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says something must be done in wake of the collapse of health care CO-OPs under the Affordable Care Act.