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Russia Unlikely To Resume Importing U.S. Beef

A draft decree published by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development reveals that Russia intends to permanently ban meat imports…

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UN Report Shows No Relation Between Food Prices And Ethanol

The United Nations FAO has released data showing that global food prices have seen the steepest monthly drop since 2008.…

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European Union Extends Protectionist Biodiesel Tariff

National Biodiesel Board officials are responding to the European Union on their decision extending protectionist trade duties that have blocked…

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Taiwan Signs Letter Of Intent To Buy U.S. Corn

A Taiwanese delegation In Washington D.C. this week will sign a letter of intent with the U.S. Grains Council committing…


NRCS Chief Encouraging EQIP Enrollment

Nebraska NRCS State Conservationist Craig Derickson is encouraging farmers and ranchers to sign up prior to October 16 for their…

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Study Shows Need For Immigration Reform

A Texas A & M University study shows nearly 77,000 immigrants worked on dairy farms in 2014, out of about…

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South Dakota Ag Secretary Warns Of High Fire Danger

The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire continues to warn of a high fire danger in the western part of…

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Open Beef Trade Worries

Beef from a country known to have problems with Foot and Mouth Disease could soon be coming into the United…


Nebraska Governor Talks About TPP On Trade Trip

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is in Japan this week on a trade mission. He says there’s a lot of excitement…


Trucking Act Supported by NGFA

The National Grain and Feed Association is backing Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble’s Safe, Flexible and Efficient Trucking Act introduced last…


COOL Arbitration Hearing This Week

This week the World Trade Organization’s hearing on U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Meat Labeling will be held in Geneva,…


Global Grain Exchange Brings Buyers and Sellers Together

Grain and oilseed buyers from around the world converged in Minneapolis last week for the Global Trade Exchange. The U.S.…

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Congressman Asking for EPA Administrator Impeachment

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is circulating a resolution calling for the impeachment of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Gosar alleges McCarthy…

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BQA Cattle Handling Seminars This Week

The Beef Quality Assurance Programs in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota are hosting a series of Low Stress Cattle…

USDA September Report Numbers Bullish Corn, Bearish Soybeans

USDA’s September Supply and Demand Report provided some mixed production and ending stocks figures. Soybean yield was raised to 47.1…

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Railroads Ready for Bumper Harvest

A little over a year after the railroad crisis hit the northwestern cornbelt, it looks like service has returned to…


McDonald’s to Switch to Cage Free Eggs

McDonald’s says it will switch to cage free eggs in the U.S. and Canada over the next ten years. The…

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USDA Announces Grants to Expand Blender Pump Network

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to add infrastructure needed…


Push for Tax Extenders Package

The National Farmers Union wants the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee to pass a multi-year tax extender’s package. South…

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Estate Planning Series at Husker Harvest Days

How to transition the farm or ranch to the next generation will be covered in a series of workshops each…

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Candidate And Activist Forum Ahead


The South Dakota Democrat Party is hosting the Senator Tim Johnson Candidate and Activist Training Camp this weekend in Sioux Falls.

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Pheasant Season Arrives


Resident Only pheasant hunting season beings this weekend in South Dakota, while the main season starts next Saturday.

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Push On For Medicaid Expansion

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A large working group appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is looking at a plan that could expand Medicaid coverage.

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Mumps Cases on the Rise at the University of Iowa

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Cases of mumps are being seen at the University of Iowa.

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Nuts to Bats

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Bats are very active right now, and should be avoided.