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Nebraska Cattlemen Back Development Bill

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is backing LB 106, a measure introduced by Senator Dan Watermaier to enhance livestock development projects.…

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Minnesota Governor Proposes Mandated Buffers

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proposed mandated buffer areas around water bodies in the state to enhance the wildlife habitat.…


Farm Bureau Opposes Aerial Wetland Mapping

The South Dakota Farm Bureau is working with NRCS to make changes to their proposal that would allow offsite methods…

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Dairy President Hoping For Solid TPA Deal

Late Last week House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan said the U.S. should complete the Trans Pacific Partnership leaving…

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NASDA Wants National GMO Labeling

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture have passed a resolution supporting a national uniform labeling policy for genetically…

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Minnesota Farm Group Wants Property Tax Relief

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is working to try and get state lawmakers to pass property tax relief. Farm taxes have…

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Farm Leader Concerned About Inheritance Tax

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is defending the President’s budget plan calling for higher inheritance taxes with the elimination of stepped…


Pierre Chef Wins Pork Taste Of Elegance

The winner was announced at the 27th Annual South Dakota Pork Producers Council Taste of Elegance Contest last night in…


Iowa Farm Bureau Wants Wotus Thrown Out

This week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at a joint House Senate hearing promising clarification of her agency’s proposed Waters…

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NPPC And 70 Groups Ask For TPA Approval

The National Pork Producers along with 70 other agricultural and food groups are urging Congress to quickly introduce and approve…

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NCFC President Testifies Against E Verify Bill

This week the Agriculture Workforce Coalition called on Congress to enact legislation to address the labor crisis faced by American…

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NFU Concerned About Anti RFS Legislation

The National Farmers Union says legislation re-introduced by Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard would harm…

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Pork Taste Of Elegance Takes Place Sunday

Eight chefs will compete in the 27th Annual Taste of Elegance Contest this Sunday in Sioux Falls. The event is…


Opposition Growing To Planned Chicken Facility

Opposition is growing to a proposed six million head chicken facility in Turner County. Parker resident John Chicoine says the…

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Farm Bureau Says Eliminating Stepped Up Basis Wrong

President Obama is receiving criticism for many parts of his 2016 budget proposal. House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway chastised…

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Iowa Farmers Union Members Talk To Lawmakers

Around 50 Iowa Farmers Union members met with state legislators this week in Des Moines. President Jana Linderman says two…


Tribes Laud EPAs Analysis Of Keystone XL Project

The Environmental Protection Agency has analyzed the supplemental environmental impact statement of the Keystone XL Pipeline and noted climate concerns…

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Coca Cola To Introduce New Milk Product

The Coca Cola company is coming out with premium milk that has less sugar and more protein than regular milk.…

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Corn Leader Concerned At Proposed Budget Cut

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal calls for cuts in crop insurance of $1.1 billion in 2016 and $16…

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Environmental Group Backs Plan To Cut Crop Insurance

The Environmental Working Group is pleased with President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal calling for significant cuts to crop…

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Growth Seen In Economic Index

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for February, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, increased from January’s reading.

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Iowa Legislators Move to Budget And Education Issues

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With the debate over increasing the gas tax out of the way, Iowa legislators now can focus on the budget, and settling on education funding.

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Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline


South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

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Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska


A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

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State Education Spending Debate Continues

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State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.