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NFU Leader Says Solutions Needed For Ag Rail Shipments

The ongoing rail delays in the upper Midwest is staggering and unacceptable. That’s according to National Farmers Union President Roger…

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Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens

The grand opening was held in Emmetsburg, Iowa yesterday for the first commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the country.…

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Farmers Selling Corn Stover To Ethanol Plant

Farmers located around the new Project LIBERTY Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa will provide nearly 770 tons of corn…

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Project Liberty Grand Opening A Success

Thousands of farmers and guests attended yesterday’s Grand Opening for Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa… the first commercial scale cellulosic…


Sign Up Needed Soon For Forage Disaster Program

South Dakota livestock producers who had grazing losses during 2012 and the first half of 2013 and need disaster aid…

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New Corn CEO Wants To Build Demand

National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak will be switching hats next month when he takes over the reigns as CEO…


ICCI Concerned About Manure Spill

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement want the State Department of Natural Resources to hold an East Central Iowa farmer accountable…

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State Ag Commissioner Says Railroad Is Catching Up

Minnesota state officials are continuing to work with railroads to ensure there are enough freight cars to haul this year’s…

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Chris Novak Named New NCGA CEO

The National Corn Growers Association has announced that Chris Novak will become the organizations next Chief Executive Officer, taking the…

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Farmers Gearing Up For NFU Fly In

A group of over 200 farmers will be in the nation’s Capital September 6 through the 10 for the National…


NCBA Says Meatless Mondays Based On False Information

The city of Cleveland is the latest to join the ‘’Meatless Monday’s Campaign’’. City officials say they recognize the benefits…

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Legislative Committee Looking For Road Funding Answers

Last week, The South Dakota Legislature’s Highway Needs and Financing Committee held their second to last meeting. Committee Chair and…

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Iowa Cattle Leader Concerned With APHIS Rule

USDA’s animal and plant health inspection service has published a rule in the federal register allowing importation of beef from…

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Farm Bureau Working On Policy

South Dakota’s county farm bureau groups have sent in their policy recommendation issues list for the full membership to consider…

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Corn Leader Calling For Open Markets

The National Corn Growers Association is calling for action to open markets with the potential for this year’s record corn…


Farm Bureau Pleased Candidates Want Tax Relief

North Dakota Farm Bureau leaders are pleased the two candidates running for state tax commissioner support property tax relief. Incumbant…

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EPA Reaction to Waters of U.S. Maps

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released maps yesterday of waters and wetlands EPA is proposing to regulate…


Researchers Find PED Virus Could Become Airborne

A new study suggests airborne transmission should be considered a potential route for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. SDSU Extension Swine…

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Iowa Ag Water Alliance Formed

Three Iowa agricultural groups, the Corn and Soybean Grower Associations and Pork Producers have formed the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance.…

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Minnesota Feedlot Study Looks At Fertilizer Value

A study funded by a grant provided by the Minnesota Corn Grower’s Association is looking at how fertilizer value is…

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Feeding South Dakota Seeks Grant

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Wal-Mart is offering $3 million in grants to Feeding America food banks across the country.

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Younger Workers Leaving Area

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With the expected addition of five to seven hundred jobs over the next few years, workers and housing will be critical issues.

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Kindle: No Opt Out Needed

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Yankton School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle says the district should not have to ask for a property tax opt out, at least for the next few years.

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New School District Completes First Month


It has been just over a month since school started in the newly merged Hartington-Newcastle district in north east Nebraska.

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Task Force Meets

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The Ag Land Assessment Oversight Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota Legislature met earlier this week in Pierre.