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Hail And Winds Damage Bon Homme County Crops

Saturday morning a hail and wind storm swept through Bon Homme County South Dakota entering on the northwest side.  County…

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Chief Ag Trade Official Speaking To Grains Council This Week

  Chief U.S. Ag Trade negotiator Darci Vetter will speak to U.S. Grains Council members at their 54th Board of…


Dairy Leader Sees Possible Chance For Immigration Bill

  The recent wrangling over the border crisis involving tens of thousands of young migrants coming into the United States…


Iowa Farm Bureau Summit Looks At Land Values

Last week Iowa Farm Bureau members gathered in Ames for their third annual two day economic summit.   President Craig Hill…

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Minnesota Cattle President Pleased With Wolf Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued 500 more wolf hunting and trapping licenses this year over last year.…

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State Ag Leader Advises Farmers Make Storage Plans

The backlog of rail cars needed for harvest in the Dakotas has not eased. Reports of how bad they are…


Petition Drive Started On Farm Payment Limits

  The Center for Rural Affairs has begun a petition drive in Iowa to ask the Obama administration to close…

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Farm Leader Says Let Local Schools Decide Meals

  This week the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing looking at school lunch nutrition standards. Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow…

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Conservation Leader Concerned At Wetland Loss

This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a report detailing the loss of wetlands over the last ten…


Farmers Must File Farm Bill Compliance Form

New Farm Bill requirements mandate producers file a form AD 1026 with their local Farm Service Agency Office. That indicates…


LSP Member Has Trade Concerns

Minnesota Land Stewardship Project members are in Washington DC this week meeting with elected officials talking about trade. New Ulm,…


Court Rules Against Portion Of Affordable Care Act

  Tuesday the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling that denies affordable care act tax credit premium…


BOLD Nebraska Holding Pipeline Protest March

  Protestors supporting Climate Change and opposing the Keystone XL pipeline project are marching across the country today.  A group…


RFA Pleased Senators Want Investigation Of Oil Companies

Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar want the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to look into alleged anticompetitive practices…


Senator Wants Long Term Highway Bill

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says a short term highway bill needs to be approved before August First. He says following…

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NFU Leader Watching School Lunch Debate

Today the Senate Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on school meal programs across the country. Up for debate is the…

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Biotech Leader Pleased Aphis Withdrawing Rule

The Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service has withdrawn their rule that would have allowed the agency to share information…


Extension Vet Gives Heat Stress Advice

During periods of high heat and humidity, livestock producers are advised to watch their animals closely and start early with…


Pork President Calls For Hard Trade Stance

Last week the U.S. and European Union concluded their sixth round of the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks.…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Talks Trade In DC

One of the major subjects Minnesota Farm Bureau members brought up in Washington DC last week when they met with…

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