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EWG Backs AFFIRM Act Legislation

The Environmental Working Group is backing the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Act. The measure calls for a cut…


Nebraska Landowner Says President Right On Pipeline Rejection

Martell area Nebraska rancher Randy Thompson who’s been battling the Keystone XL pipeline for several years is pleased the President…

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Landowners Attorney Lauds Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

President Obama’s rejection today of the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is a sigh of relief for Nebraska…

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BOLD Spokesman Pleased With Pipeline Permit Rejection

President Obama today rejected the permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline. BOLD Nebraska Energy Director Ben Gotschall says his group…

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Groups Disappointed Amendment Left Out Of Highway Bill

The Soy Transportation Coalition, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and American Feed Industry Associations are disappointed the SAFE Trucking Act Amendment…


NPPC Wants Congress To Approve TPP

National Pork Producer Council leaders have been reviewing the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement released this week. NPPC’s…

NFU Opposing Trade Deal After Reviewing Text

The full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership has been released and the National Farmers Union still has concerns with…

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House Passes Long Term Transportation Bill

Thursday, the House passed a six year transportation funding bill on a 363 to 64 vote. The next step is…

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Administrator Says FSA Loans Are Effective

USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini says their loan guarantees and direct loan programs are effective. He says the…


House Committee Hearing Looks at Renewable Fuels Standard

Tuesday, the House Science Committee held a hearing looking at the costs and benefits of the renewable fuel standard. Renewable…

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Senate Approves Resolution to Kill WOTUS

Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution to withdraw the EPA and Army Corps Waters of the U.S. rule by…

NRDC Defending Waters of the U.S. Rule

The Natural Resources Defense Council is defending the Waters of the U.S. Rule after attempts to kill the measure this…


Deere and Climate Corp Strike Deal

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation have signed agreements that will bring advanced connectivity and agronomic data management for…

SDFU Delivers Petition Signatures for Independent Redistricting Measure

Wednesday, the South Dakota Farmers Union delivered over 40,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office on their ballot…

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Senate Passes Resolution to Stop WOTUS

The Senate has passed a joined resolution of disapproval on the Waters of the U.S. Rule by a vote of…

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Justice Department Approves Sale of Cargill Pork to JBS

The U.S. Justice Department has approved the sale of Cargill’s Pork Unit to JBS. The National Farmers Union is opposed…


Sunflower Harvest Ahead of Normal with Big Yields

The sunflower harvest is ahead of normal in the Dakotas with 69-percent of the crop harvested in South Dakota and…

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Canadian Officials Deny Slowing TPP

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says Canada is holding up the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership, largely because of…

Trans Canada Asks State Department to Pause Review for Pipeline

This week Trans Canada officials asked the U.S. State Department to pause in its review of a permit application for…

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Crop Insurance Deal… Not Certain

Congress approved and sent to the President a budget measure containing $3 Billion of cuts in crop insurance over ten…

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has joined with other governors from across the country to express concerns about federal policies on Syrian refugees.

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While a number of stores will be open today, most retailers start early and stay late tomorrow, on “Black Friday.”

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SD PUC Ready to Decide on Dakota Access Pipeline

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission may make a decision Monday on the route application for the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Group Gathers to Protest Refugee Policy in Iowa


Around 50 people gathered outside the state capitol in Des Moines to rally against Governor Terry Branstad's order blocking Syrian refugees from settling in Iowa.

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Expect More Security at UNL – Iowa Game


Husker fans are being urged to arrive early at the Nebraska-Iowa game Friday.