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Minnesota Cattlemen Invested in Special Legislative Session

Minnesota lawmakers could return to St, Paul this week for a special legislative session.

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Monsanto and Syngenta Merger Meets Opposition

The National Farmers Union’s Board of Directors has been meeting in Des Moines, Iowa this week.


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United States Cattlemen Association members are in Washington D.C. this week.


Raw Milk Rules To Begin July 1st

The South Dakota legislature’s rules review committee has given the go ahead to a rule that allows the sale and consumption of raw milk.

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Hearing to Address Accountability of Regulatory Agencies

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today focusing on government abuse of regulations.


House To Discuss Country of Origin Labeling Repeal

The House is expected to discuss a possible repeal of Country of Origin Labeling.

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Farm Bureau Working to Improve South Dakota Wetlands

Through an NRCS grant, the South Dakota Farm Bureau is working to establish a framework for wetland mitigation banks.

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China Pork Delegation in the U.S.

A delegation of Chinese pork and feed industry officials are in the Midwest for a ten day trade mission to…

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No Eminent Domain Bill For Iowans

The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance is disappointed in the 2015 Iowa Legislative session.

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Hog Prices Back in the Black

After posting losses in the first quarter of 2015 hog prices are back in the black. Steve Meyer, vice president…

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Soybean Leaders Fight Clean Water Rule

The American Soybean Association is calling on Congress to take legislative action to prevent EPA from implementing their Clean Water Rule.


Nebraska Corn Growers Unhappy with Volume Obligations

Some Nebraska corn growers are not happy with lower ethanol volume requirements.


World Trade Organization Rules Against India

The World Trade Organization has ruled against India for its ban on various U.S. agricultural products including poultry, eggs and live pigs.


New Law to Address Commodity Futures Trading

The U.S. House is expected to debate, and possibly vote, on a measure that would roll back some Dodd Frank regulations.


Dairyfest Educates Public About the Growing Dairy Industry

The second annual Dairyfest was held in Brookings Friday and Saturday. The event is designed to educate the public about…


Sunflower Survey Finds Positive Results

The International Food Council Foundation’s food and health survey found that 56 percent of Americans rated sunflower oil as either extremely healthful, or somewhat healthful.

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Manure Spill In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a manure spill from a manure basin east of Hartley.


Extended Comment Period for Organic Check Off

The United States Department of Agriculture has extended the comment period for the Organic Check Off.

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Pesticide Permit Elimination Legislation Receives Praise from Ag Groups

Some farm groups are happy legislation introduced into the Senate that would end the requirement of a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit.

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Drunk Boating Monitored


Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes


Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays


Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.