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Biodiesel Group Wants RFS Volumes Out

National Biodiesel Board leaders have sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to immediately establish biodiesel volumes…

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Informational Meeting Held On Syngenta Lawsuit

Nebraska farmers got the facts about the lawsuits against Syngenta at an informational meeting last night in Hartington. Agricultural Lawyer…


Anti RFS Legislation To Be Introduced

Legislation to remove the renewable fuel standard’s corn ethanol mandate is expected to be reintroduced in the House this week.…

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Cuba Trade Bill To Be Introduced In House

Companion legislation to ease all travel restrictions with Cuba is expected to be introduced in the House this week. The…

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Brand Fee Cap Bill To Be Heard In Unicameral

A measure introduced last week to raise the cap on brand fees in Nebraska is expected to come up in…


Iowa Legislator Backs 10 Cent Gas Tax Hike

Iowa House Transportation Chairman Josh Byrnes says the ten cent per gallon fuel tax legislation being proposed should be enough…


Environmental Groups Suing EPA On CAFOs

Environmental and Animal Rights Groups are suing EPA in an effort to force the agency to more heavily regulate air…


Iowa Pork President Calls Lawsuit Pointless

The lawsuit filed by Environmental and Animal Rights groups against EPA is pointless. That’s according to Iowa Pork Producer Association…

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Farm Leader Concerned About TPA And TPP

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is trying to find a way to grant President Obama Trade Promotion or Fast Track…

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Wind Official Says Extension Would Have Helped

Last week Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley voted in favor of an amendment to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit for…

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ICCI Pleased With Court Privacy Ruling

This week a Federal Judge in Minneapolis dismissed a challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers…


Farm Bureau Not Happy With Privacy Ruling

A challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers has been dismissed by a Federal Judge. The…

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ASA Joins Groups In Asking For Port Resolution

The American Soybean Association along with NPPC and 91 other groups are urging the parties involved in the West Coast…


Stock Growers Agree With Delaying Ag Property Definition

This week, South Dakota lawmakers decided to hold off on passing legislation to change how ag property is defined. The…


ICON Supports Brand Fee Increase

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska are behind an effort to raise the brand fee in the state. ICON President Dave…

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Senate Passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted 62 to 36 passing legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. The measure still has…

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Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

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The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.