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RFA Disappointed Court Won’t Hear LCFS Case

The United States Supreme Court this week decided not to hear a challenge to California’s low carbon fuel standard law.…

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Quad County Corn Processes First Cellulosic Ethanol

Quad County Corn Processors of Galva hit a milestone by becoming the first plant in Iowa to deliver commercial-scale cellulosic…

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Iowa Organic Grower Excited About Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced this week that an organic agreement has been reached between the United States and…

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NFU Leader Doesn’t Want SNAP Revisited

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says he’s looking into ways to rein in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program especially…

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Immigration Reform Dead for 2014

The debate in Congress over immigration reform appears to be dead for the year as far as any legislative fixes…

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Reform Coalition Wants COOL Thrown Out

A broad reform coalition of U.S. agricultural and business groups want Congress to take action directing the Ag Secretary to…

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R CALF Leader Expects Tough Fight Over COOL

R CALF is hoping Congress will defend Country of Origin Labeling although their leader admits it may be an uphill…

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States Receive PED Virus Reporting Requirements

The states are getting more details about their role with the mandatory Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus or PEDV reporting recently…

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Dairy Leader Not Giving Up On Immigration Bill

Lawmakers on both sides of the immigration reform debate say the issue is effectively dead until after President Obama leaves…

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Legislator Says State Roads Need Future Funding

The condition of South Dakota’s roads and bridges and farm to market infrastructure system was talked about at last week’s…

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Waste Water Rates Are Due to Change

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With a new water treatment plant in the works, the City of Yankton will be changing rates to fund the loan needed to make changes.

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Avera Medical Group is Offering State Employees Options

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The new state health care plan has South Dakota state employees worried about their out of pocket costs for certain…

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School Destroyed in Tornado Will Still Hold Classes

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With help from Sioux City Public Schools, Wisner-Pilger Middle School will have furniture for classes this fall.

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Iowa’s Water Situation Looks Better

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The increased moisture throughout the midwest this year has improved Iowa's previous drought conditions.

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Iowa Governor Responds to Tyson Plant Decision

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The Tyson plant located in Cherokee, Iowa will close in September, leaving about 450 people without jobs.