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Field To Market Alliance Working On Sustainability

Sustainability is currently a buzzword with consumers, but it’s poorly defined and difficult to measure in the food production chain.…

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Soybean Group’s Ag Outlook This Week

South Dakota Soybean Association members are gathering in Sioux Falls today and tomorrow for their annual meeting and Ag Outlook…

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Chicago Close To Passing E 15 Ordinance

The City of Chicago is one step closer to offering more locations selling E 15 fuel. American Coalition for Ethanol…

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Canadian Officials Want TPP Agreement

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators are meeting in Washington D.C. this week hoping to unsnag the stalled talks. Canadian Cattlemen Association…

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ISU Specialist Gives Advice On Farm Programs

Farmers are getting a better idea of which farm program will be most beneficial for their farm in the next…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Passes Policy Resolutions

Nebraska Farmers Union members wrapped up their convention this weekend approving policy through several special orders of business. President John…

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Minnesota Seeing Successful Mediation Results

For the second year the number of lenders sending notices under Minnesota’s Farmer Lender Mediation program was lower than at…

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Study Shows Vegans Returning To Meat

A study commissioned by the Humane Research Council and conducted by Harris Interactive shows that most who adopt a vegetarian…

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South Dakota Cattlemen Elect New President

South Dakota Cattlemen Association members at their convention last week set policy and elected a new President. De Smet area…

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Lobbyist Concerned At Education Funding Plan

Governor Dennis Daugaard’s proposal for a slim increase in education funding could create more costs for property tax owners. The…

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UNL Group Votes Down Meatless Monday

A coalition of agricultural students at the University of Nebraska was successful in getting a proposal for Meatless Mondays voted…

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Dairy Leader Wants Immigration Reform Bill

The battle over Immigration reform continues. Late last week the House approved a measure to stop the President’s power of…

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Former Activist Talks To Iowa Farm Bureau Members

A former Green Peace activist who once opposed biotechnology gave the keynote address to Iowa Farm Bureau members at their…

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House Passes Barge Fuel Tax Increase

Wednesday, the House voted 404 to 17 to approve a barge fuel tax increase that goes from 20 cents a…

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Farm Bureau Opposes Second Beef Check Off

South Dakota Farm Bureau members passed a resolution at their annual convention reiterating support for the current national beef checkoff…

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Margin Program Sign Up Extended Again

The application deadline for the Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection program has been extended for a second time. The new…

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Coalition Asks Congress Not To Weaken COOL

Over 200 groups have written Congress asking them to leave funding for Country of Origin Labeling alone as they consider…

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Cattle Feeder Days Set In Minnesota

Cattle feeders can learn more about fine-tuning their rations for peak performance, as well as labor force management in their…

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Biodiesel Officials Want Longer Term Tax Extensions

The U.S. House passed a short term tax extenders package including the biodiesel credit on Wednesday. National Biodiesel Board’s Ben…

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Minnesota Governor Issues Emergency Order

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has issued an Emergency Executive Order to help ease spot shortages of diesel fuel. State Ag…

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.