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Bird Flu Not Impacting Soybean Meal Demand…Yet

The avian influenza outbreak in the Midwest has continued to escalate, but the demand for soybean meal hasn’t dropped significantly…


South Dakota Farmers Union to Rally in Watertown

South Dakota Farmers Union members are rallying in Watertown Friday afternoon in support of Country of Origin Labeling.


Nebraska Senators Pass Property Tax Relief

Nebraska State Senators have passed a budget bill to the final round that contains $4 million more annually in the property tax credit relief fund.

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Buffer Zone Compromise Underway

One of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's priorities this legislative session is improving water quality in the state.

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Senators Push for Strong RFS Volumes

Thursday farm state Senators called on EPA to set strong Renewable Volume Obligations required under the Renewable Fuel Standard. North…

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Minnesota Poultry Processing Also Hurt by Bird Flu

Minnesota poultry farmers have been hit hard by the avian influenza outbreak, but the processing industry is also suffering. Minnesota…


USDA Study Shows No Economic Benefit to COOL

A USDA-contracted study on COOL has been released shortly before the WTO is expected to issue a final ruling in…

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No Senate Support for Nebraska Wind and Solar Tax Credits

Some Nebraska State Senators used a filibuster to stop legislation that would have provided the state’s first every production tax credits for wind farms and solar energy facilities.

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Iowa Senate Committee Passes Eminent Domain Limitation

The Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee has approved and sent on legislation to limit eminent domain in the state. Carolyn…


Bill to Give Schools Nutrition Flexibility in Senate Committee

The Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation is due up in a Senate Committee this week.


Coalition to Stop Trade Promotion Authority Looks to Congress

The Coalition to Stop Fast Track is working to convince members of Congress to defeat Trade Promotion Authority Legislation.


National Farmers Union Urging Reauthorization of Grain Standards Act

National Farmers Union leaders are urging Senators to pass a clean reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act.


Biofuel Groups Call for Meeting With President Obama

Representatives of several biofuel groups including the American Coalition for Ethanol have written President Obama.

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Minnesota House Cuts Funds from Health Care Program

The Minnesota House cut $ 1.1 billion from the Health and Human Services Financial Budget for the State’s Health Care Program.

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New Regulations to Govern Transportation of Flammable Liquids

U.S. and Canadian officials have unveiled new regulations governing the transportation of flammable liquids by rail.


Canada’s Milk Management System to Change ForTrans Pacific Partnership

House Ag Ranking member Collin Peterson of Minnesota says his vote on Trade Promotion Authority depends on whether Canada will reform its dairy supply management program.


Peru Trade Agreement Key to Increased Trade

A recent USDA report shows the United States Peru trade agreement has been key in increasing bilateral trade in food and ag products.

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Iowa Legislature Stuck on Budget

Iowa lawmakers are trying to wrap up their 2015 session.

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FSA Administrator Predicts Farm Payments for 2014

The farm bill signup isn’t even fully completed, but the head of the Farm Service Agency is predicting there will…

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Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting Bill Advances

The House Ag Committee has approved the Mandatory Price Reporting Act. It reauthorizes livestock mandatory price reporting which was set…

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Surpasses Goal for Feeding South Dakota


The 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive this month had mail carriers dropping off the mail while picking up donations of food from the nation’s mailboxes.

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission To Hold Public Comment

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is gathering public comment preceding the formal hearings for Northwestern Energy’s rate hike case.

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South Dakota Senator Critical of Presidential Approach to ISIS

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has been critical of the approach of the Obama Administration to the threat from ISIS.

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Onward Yankton Creates Community Poll

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After 50 days, the search for Yankton’s next ‘big idea’ has hit the halfway point.

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Yankton Sales Tax Continues Up

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Sales tax in Yankton continue their strong growth trend.