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MoDak Dairy Open House a Hit

MoDak Dairy of Goodwin, South Dakota opened their doors to the public Saturday as part of June Dairy Month. Co-owner…

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Strong Storms Cause Damage in South Dakota

Sunday night, large hail ,heavy rain and strong winds caused crop damage near Bristol and Andover in Day County, South Dakota.


Farm Service Agency Surveying Morning Storms

A storm packing high winds tore through the town of Garretson, South Dakota and through Minnehaha County this morning.

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Legislation for Biotech Product Labeling

Legislation sponsored by Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo is being considered in the House.


Transportation Bill Approaching Expiration

Congress is facing a tough problem at the end of July, when the Transportation Bill will expire.

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Rural Funding Concerns Nebraska Farmers Union

Nebraska Farmers Union leaders are concerned about budget legislation in the House Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture.

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No Further Push for Cooperative Merger

Following last week’s vote against unification of South Dakota Wheat Growers and North Central Cooperatives, it’s unlikely another attempt will be made at a merger of the two entities.


Coop Members Vote Against Elevator Merger

The Boards of Directors for North Central Farmers Elevator and South Dakota Wheat Growers have announced their member owners have voted against unification.

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Hearing Today Examining the Renewable Fuel Standard

The Senate will hold a hearing today reexamining the Environmental Protection Agency’s management of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

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Farm Bureau Supports Reigning in the EPA

Measures to block Environmental Protection Agency regulations and cut the agency’s funding are being considered in the House this week.


House Committee Approves Rule For Trade Adjustment Assistance Legislation

The House Rules committee has approved a rule that gives them until July 30 to act on a motion to revive the trade adjustment assistance legislation.

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Petition for Corporate Ownership of Livestock Ballot Measure Moves On

North Dakota Farmers Union members have turned in what they hope will be more than enough signatures to place a corporate farming measure on next summer’s election ballot.

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New Ethanol Plant Moves Forward in Onida

Sully County, South Dakota voters approved zoning changes that will allow Ring Neck Energy and Feed to move ahead with their plans.


Biodiesel Producers in Washington

Nearly 120 biodiesel producers are in Washington D.C. this week, meeting with members of Congress.

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Biosecurity Struggles Cause Problems with Fight Against Avian Influenza

USDA officials say there have been slips in biosecurity practices and environmental factors that have impacted the avian influenza outbreak.


Country of Origin Labeling Leading to Retaliation

Canadian and Mexican officials will be asking the WTO for permission to retaliate against the United States over the country of origin labeling law.

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Soybean Industry Must Adapt Without Trans Fat

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final ruling stating trans fat will need to be phased out of the American diet by June of 2018.

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USDA Risk Programs Open for Farmer Enrollment

USDA announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2014 and 2015.

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Sorghum Checkoff Passes

The National Sorghum Checkoff referendum has passed by an overwhelming 96.5 percent margin.


Minnesota Special Session Wraps Up Legislative Season

The Minnesota Farmers Union calls the recently concluded special session of the state legislature a mixed bag.

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Drunk Boating Monitored


Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes


Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays


Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.