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Iowa Agribusiness Association Opposes WOTUS Rule

The Agribusiness Association of Iowa wants EPA to completely get rid of its proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule that…

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Nebraska Ag Sales Tax Exemption Takes Effect Today

A sales tax exemption goes into effect in Nebraska today on repair and replacement parts for ag machinery and equipment.…


Sheep Association Sets Policies, Elects Officers

The South Dakota Sheep Grower Association members re elected officers at their convention this past weekend. President Max Matthews of…

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NFU Takes Part In UN CLimate Summit

Last week the United Nation’s Climate Summit was held in New York City. Three agricultural groups were represented including National…

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Unapproved Biotech Wheat Found In Montana

Unapproved biotech wheat has been discovered in a second state. APHIS says Monsanto’s Roundup Ready wheat has been found in…


South Dakota Stock Grower’s Approve Policy, Elect Officers

South Dakota Stock Grower’s Association members held their convention in Rapid City over the weekend and re-elected President Bob Fortune…

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ICCI Supports WOTUS Proposed Rule

Monday, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members protested in Des Moines ahead of a meeting of stakeholders opposed to EPA’s…

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Corn And Soybean Harvest Running Behind Normal

The corn and soybean harvest is running behind normal in the northwestern corn belt. USDA’s crop progress report showed corn…

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South Dakota Wind Farm Breaks Escrow

Dakota Power Community Wind project which is planned for Lincoln County South Dakota has broken escrow on its $ 4…

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NCBA Wants GAO Audit Of APHIS Import Rule

Congress has asked for a Government Accountability Office Audit in response to USDA’s proposed rule to allow importation of fresh…


COOL Backers Not Surprised At Court Re Hearing Request

Country of Origin Labeling opponents including U.S. and Canadian meat groups are asking the U.S. District Court of Appeals for…

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RFA Says New Study Backs Ethanol Mandate

A new study by Iowa State Economists looking at the impact of ethanol mandates on fuel prices shows those mandates…

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Farm Bureau Pleased EPA Drops Appeal

The EPA will not appeal a federal ruling that favored a West Virginia poultry producer regarding farm run off. EPA…

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Grain Group Doesn’t Want DU Hired By NRCS

North Dakota Grain Grower’s Association leaders are unhappy that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has entered into a working relationship…


Ag Secretary Announces Next Phase Of Farm Bill Implementation

Thursday Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new farm bill programs to help farmers better manage their risk. They will choose…

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Winter Wheat Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

The signup deadline is quickly approaching for farm program signup and to buy crop insurance for fall planted crops like…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Backing Pete Ricketts For Governor

Thursday the Nebraska Farm Bureau held a news conference to thank Governor Dave Heineman for his support for the state’s…


Farmers Expected To Store And Dry Much Of Their Crops

Farmers will be drying and storing a majority of their production this year with low grain prices and a late…


Nebraska Corn Board Gives Farm Safety Tips

National Farm Safety and Health week takes on special significance this year during Harvest with the record amount of crop…

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Biotech Chair Says General Mills Made Right GMO Decision

The Biotech Committee chair for the National Corn Grower’s Association Jim Zimmerman is hailing the move by General Mills shareholders…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator


The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate


The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.