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Country of Origin Labeling Leading to Retaliation

Canadian and Mexican officials will be asking the WTO for permission to retaliate against the United States over the country of origin labeling law.

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Soybean Industry Must Adapt Without Trans Fat

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final ruling stating trans fat will need to be phased out of the American diet by June of 2018.

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USDA Risk Programs Open for Farmer Enrollment

USDA announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2014 and 2015.

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Sorghum Checkoff Passes

The National Sorghum Checkoff referendum has passed by an overwhelming 96.5 percent margin.


Minnesota Special Session Wraps Up Legislative Season

The Minnesota Farmers Union calls the recently concluded special session of the state legislature a mixed bag.

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Grants Available for Biofuel Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for up to $100 million in grants.

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American Farm Bureau Analyzes Waters of the U.S. Rule

The American Farm Bureau’s analysis of the Waters of the U.S. rule finds the final rule to be worse than EPA’s original proposal.


Nebraska Governor Wraps Up European Trade Mission

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts wrapped up a trade mission in the European Union.

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Trade Promotion Authority Still Up for Consideration

Trade Promotion Authority proponents will try to get TAA reconsidered this week Tuesday in the House.


Ag Truckers Granted a Waiver from Rest Requirements

America’s livestock producers have been granted a two year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


House to Readdress Trade Promotion Authority

The U.S. House are expected to resurrect the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act this week.

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Hearing on Avian Flu to Educate Public

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on July 7th to discuss avian influenza.

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Tweaks Made to Biotech Labeling Bill

Some tweaks have been made to Congressman Mike Pompeo’s national biotech labeling bill.

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Iowa Utilities Board to Decide on Dakota Access Pipeline Route

The Iowa Utilities Board says it intends to make a decision by December.

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Nigerian Wheat Millers Visit South Dakota

A trade team of Nigerian wheat millers will be in South Dakota June 20th.

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Agriculture Funding Victories in Iowa Session

Two major ag funding victories were achieved during the 2015 Iowa legislative session.


Farmers Union Does Not Support Trade Promotion Authority

South Dakota Farmers Union members do not support Trade Promotion Authority.


Canadian Cattlemen Glad for Vote to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling

Canadian Cattlemen Association leaders are pleased the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal Country of Origin Labeling.


Opponents Please with House Passage of COOL Repeal

The opponents of Country of Origin Meat labeling are pleased with yesterday’s House passage of a repeal bill and will…


U.S. Grain Standards Act Passed in House

The U.S. House passed a reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act.

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New Resource to Improve Iowans’ Health

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A new online tool has been created to help gauge the well-being of Iowans and "nudge" Iowans to make improvements.

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Nebraska Ag Land Values Decrease


Nebraska ag land values fell two-percent overall in a farm real estate market survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Lowest Price Inflation of Meat Expected for Pork

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One of the best deals at Nebraska grocery stores right now is in the meat case.

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Nebraska County First To Receive 911 Texts


Buffalo County is now the first county in Nebraska to receive 9-1-1 text messages through all available cell phone companies.

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Veterans’ Career Fair in Minnesota

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July is Hire a Veteran Month.