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Study Shows More Rural People Using SNAP

Wednesday, the Center for Rural Affairs released a study that shows more rural people than urban are participating in SNAP,…


Ag Secretary Outlines Farm Bill Implementation

Wednesday was the 6 month anniversary of the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA…


Gluten Free Labels Now In Effect

  This week new requirements went into effect requiring packaged foods have gluten free labels on them.   National Association of…

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EWG Study Shows Soil Erosion Loss In Iowa

An Environmental Working Group Study released this week shows significant soil erosion loss in Iowa this year.  E-W-G’s Senior Vice…


RFA Frustrated With EPA Delays

EPA’s proposed mandates for Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements for both 2013 and 2014 have been delayed.  Although their 2014…

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Iowa Soybean President Travels To China

  Iowa Soybean Association President Brian Kemp who farms near Sibley just returned this week following a ten day trade…


First Anthrax Case Pops Up In South Dakota

A herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County South Dakota has been confirmed to have contracted Anthrax.  South Dakota State…

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Iowa State Fair Opens Thursday With Improvements

The 2014 Iowa State Fair gets underway in Des Moines tomorrow (Thursday).  State Fair Manager Gary Slater says they’ve made…

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Pork Leader Concerned With Consumer Study

A recent Purdue University Study shows nearly half of 800 consumers surveyed say they get their animal welfare information from…

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Stock Growers Tells USDA To Keep COOL

  112 members of Congress have written Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack asking USDA to drop Country of Origin Labeling if…


NCBA Committee Passes MPR Recommendations

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s marketing and international trade policy committee has approved a resolution for the group to consider regarding…


Farm Bureau Likes OSHA’s Memo Correction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has clarified how it conducts enforcement activities on small farms.  Under their new memorandum,…


Soybean Checkoff Shows High Return Of Investment

  A recent analysis of the Soybean Check Off program shows a large return on investment for soybean farmers.  United…

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NPPC Official Criticizes Japan On Denying Market Access

140 U.S. House members are urging the White House to pursue a Trans Pacific Partnership leaving out Japan and Canada. …


USDA Extends ELAP Sign Up Deadline

  USDA’s Farm Service Agency has extended the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 emergency assistance for Livestock ,Honey…

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Iowa Farm Group Worried About Ag Concentration

  Iowa Farmers Union members are concerned about the amount of increasing concentration in agriculture.  Iowa Farmers Union President Jana…


Fair Goers Check Out Discovery Barn

Thousands of consumers took in the new Pipestone Discovery Barn during the opening weekend of the Sioux Empire Fair. Pipestone…

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Dairy Production Highlighted At Discovery Barn

Thousands of Sioux Empire Fairgoers learned about livestock and dairy production during the opening weekend of the event. Roger Scheibe…

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder


State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.

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Congress Back to Work After August Break

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says there are issues Congress needs to deal with this fall.

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Getting the Public Involved in SD School Funding


The South Dakota Budget & Policy Institute will hold a number of meetings to talk about education funding and teacher pay.