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Oil Groups Looking At Suing Over RFS Delays

Oil groups including the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers are looking at filing a lawsuit against…

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RFA Not Surprised Oil Companies Suing EPA

Renewable Fuels Association officials are not surprised oil industry groups are looking at suing EPA over their delay in getting…

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Wheat Growers Building Innovation Center

South Dakota Wheat Grower’s is building a $ 3.2 million innovation and equipment modifications center between Aberdeen and Bath. Wheat…

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Alton Farmer Likes Proposed Oil Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, Texas, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from the North Dakota Oil…

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Hawarden Farmer Backs Pipeline Project

Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas Texas is working on their Dakota Access project and trying to get an oil line…

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Farm Official Calls Governor’s Speech Uneventful

Tuesday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard gave his budget address. South Dakota Farmers Union’s Legislative Director Matt Sibley called the…

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Canadian Cattle Official Says Appeal Will Be Quick

Canada’s Top International Trade Officer and Ag Minister are disappointed the U.S. is appealing the WTO ruling that found part…

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Senator To Introduce Producer Privacy Bill

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s concerned EPA is moving forward with a measure that will allow them to release…

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Iowa Ag Secretary Asks For Funding For Water Initiative

Iowa Secretary of Ag Bill Northey has requested $7.5 million for the Iowa Water Quality Initiative as part of the…

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NPPC President Pleased Stall Ban Bill Vetoed

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have banned gestation stalls in his state. He called the…

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NCBA Wants Hold Back On Tenderized Beef Rule

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is pushing the Office of Management and Budget to finalize a food safety rule on mechanically…

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NFU Pleased USTR Appealing WTO COOL Decision

The National Farmers Union is pleased the U.S. Trade Representative is moving ahead with appealing the WTO ruling on the…

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New Loan Mediation Changes Go Into Effect Today

Today new South Dakota State Ag Department farm loan mediation changes go into effect. Ag Department Finance Administrator Terri LaBrie…

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South Dakota Farmers Union Wants Tax Opt Out Eliminated

South Dakota Farmers Union members want the state to repeal the Property Tax freeze or opt out. President Doug Sombke…

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Dairy Producers Encouraged To Sign Up For Margin Protection Program

This Friday is the deadline for dairy producers to sign up for the only safety net left to them in…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants Tax Extenders Bill Approved

Farm Bureau is still working with members of Congress in the Lame Duck session to get the tax extenders legislation…

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Nebraska Farm Group To Hear About Climate Change

Nebraska Farmers Union members meet in Kearney Friday and Saturday for their state convention. President John Hansen says during their…

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Sheep Specialists To Talk About Value Based Marketing

Sheep Extension Specialists from Iowa State and South Dakota State Universities are speaking at a lamb feeders meeting in Sheldon,…

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LSP Analysis Shows Corporations Profiting From Crop Insurance

A new analysis released this week by the Land Stewardship Project shows that corporations are benefitting from federal crop insurance…

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Honeybee Keepers Getting USDA Emergency Aid

Close to 2500 applicants will receive disaster assistance aid through USDA’s Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm Raised Fish.…

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.