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Senator Doubts Amendment Will Move

Removing corn ethanol from the Renewable Fuel Standard is in an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation put in…

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RFA Concerned By Keystone Amendment

An amendment has been introduced to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill in the Senate to eliminate corn ethanol from the…

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Farm Leader Sees Trade Positives With Cuba Opening

Restrictions have been loosened for U.S. trade with Cuba. President Obama last month announced changes to Cuban policy and those…

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Iowa Farm Leader Backs TPA Movement

House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan wants to move ahead with Trade Promotion Authority legislation. The measure gives the…

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PED Virus Cases And Severity Dropping

The impact of the PED Virus is down so far this winter in swine herds in South Dakota and nationwide.…

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Biodiesel Production Hurt By Policy Uncertainty

The U.S. Biodiesel market shrunk in 2014 falling to 1.75 billion gallons of production. That was down slightly from nearly…

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Lands Council Supports ESA Amended Legislation

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to amend the Endangered Species Act. Public Lands Council along with the…


Farm Group Likes Governor’s Transportation Plan

This week, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard proposed a $ 50 million plan for fixing the state’s infrastructure problems. It…


Cattle Group Says Wait For WTO Before Fixing COOL

Speaking to American Farm Bureau Delegates this week, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said Country of Origin Labeling will have to…


Farm Bureau Passes Drone And Conservation Policies

One of the policies passed by American Farm Bureau members this week and backed by the Iowa delegation had to…


Rural Group Likes Beginning Farmer Program

USDA is providing $ 18 million to help educate and develop the next generation of farmers. The funding is through…

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Farm Leader Unhappy With Dodd Frank Changes

This week the House is expected to approve a measure amending sections of the Dodd Frank financial overhaul. Under the…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Working For Tax Relief

Nebraska Cattlemen Association leaders are monitoring several pieces of tax relief legislation being looked at in the early part of…


Nebraska Farm Bureau Watching Tax Relief Proposals

The main theme of the Nebraska Unicameral this year is taxes. Most Ag groups and the Governor are looking at…

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Iowa Receives Conservation Funds

Iowa received $3.5 million from USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program Wednesday for projects to improve water quality. Iowa Ag Secretary…


State Agency To Talk About Lion Hunting And Elk Management

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks is expected to discuss a pair of proposals at their meeting today and…

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China Poultry Ban Will Hurt Minnesota’s Producers

China’s ban on U.S. poultry and egg imports due to avian bird flu in the Pacific Northwest will hurt Minnesota…

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Farm Bureau Passes Immigration Resolution

At their annual meeting in San Diego this week American Farm Bureau federation delegates approved policy calling for immigration reform.…

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Spray Drift Top Issue For Iowa Farmers Union

One of the major priorities for Iowa Farmers Union members for state lawmakers this year is addressing pesticide spray drift.…

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Soybean Director Says Rail Reporting Is Working

The Surface Transportation Board has issued a proposal of new regulations that includes permanent weekly reporting by all Class 1…

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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal


One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed


South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.