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3 weeks ago

Center for Rural Affairs Lobbies for Health Care Bill

Tuesday, Center for Rural Affairs members took to the Capital steps in Lincoln to call for support of health care…

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3 weeks ago

Iowa Farmers Union Opposes Shift in Dollars to Water Quality

The Iowa Farmers Union is opposing Governor Terry Branstad’s plan to use sales tax money intended for education for water…

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3 weeks ago

Senate Ag Committee Passes Child Nutrition Legislation

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bipartisan 5-year reauthorization of child nutrition programs today. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the…

3 weeks ago

NE Pork Producers Association Supports Packer Ownership Bill

This week Nebraska state senators are expected to debate a holdover measure from last session that if adopted would allow…

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3 weeks ago

NE Farmers Union Opposes LB 176

Nebraska Farmers Union members are opposing LB 176, the measure that would allow Nebraska packers to own pigs.  Farmers Union…

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3 weeks ago

EPA Vehicle Emission Models Unreliable

A new study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that the vehicle emissions model used by the EPA is…


3 weeks ago

POET Expands Production at Three Locations

POET biorefineries in South Dakota, Iowa and Michigan are expanding their ethanol production capacity by a combined total of 25…

3 weeks ago

AFBF Sets Policy Priorities for 2016

Trade and immigration reform emerged as policy priorities for American Farm Bureau members at their annual meeting last week. Minnesota…

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4 weeks ago

U.S. Gives South Africa Warning on Trade Restrictions

The United States is giving South Africa until March 15 to comply with export requirements that open the door for…

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4 weeks ago

SD General Permit Rewrite on CAFOs Being Challenged

A rewrite of South Dakota’s General Permit on Confined Animal Feeding Operations is facing a snag. The revision is being…


4 weeks ago

NFU President Testifies on Failed Promises with TPP

This week, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson testified in front of the U.S. International Trade Commission. He told the…

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4 weeks ago

Iowa Biodiesel Production Hits a Record in 2015

Iowa’s biodiesel production set a new record last year. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw says that’s significant…


4 weeks ago

2015 Sunflower Crop was a Record

Last year’s sunflower crop in the United States was a record breaking one. The average yield per acre reached a…

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Colorado Springs, USA
October 31 2015

4 weeks ago

Farmers Union Gives Mixed Review To Governor’s Proposals

This week South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard gave lawmakers his State of the State address and talked about increasing teacher…

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4 weeks ago

South Dakota Farm Bureau Backs Governor’s Education Plan

South Dakota’s 2016 legislative session kicked off this week with the Governor’s State of the State speech.  South Dakota Farm…

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4 weeks ago

Nebraska Governor Chosen As Biofuels Coalition Vice Chairman

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will serve as Chairman and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will serve as Vice Chairman of the…

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4 weeks ago

Iowa Board Rules On Wind Project Hearing

The Iowa Utilities Board has dealt another blow to a proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry Iowa wind…

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4 weeks ago

Congress Passes Resolutions Of Disapproval On WOTUS

Both the House and Senate have passed resolutions of disapproval of the EPA and Army Corps of Engineer’s Waters of…

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4 weeks ago

USDA Rescinding Grass Fed Labeling Standard

The USDA’s Ag Marketing Service has rescinded the labeling standard for grass fed meat.  AMS says the labeling isn’t useful…

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4 weeks ago

USDA Stockpiling Bird Flu Vaccine

The USDA is stockpiling up to 500 million doses of a new vaccine for avian influenza or bird flu.  Some…

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem; Republicans Drop ACA Repeal Attempts for Now

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President Obama recently vetoed a bill passed by Congress that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Gets Federal Budget Boost….Sort of…

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President Obama released his last budget request this week for the fiscal year starting in October.

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SD House Debate on School Funding Bill Halted by Procedural Move

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A potential vote on a bill that would raise the state sales tax by a half cent was halted by a procedural move in the South Dakota House yesterday.

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Fargo Police Officer Shot, Not Expected to Survive

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Iowa Senators Disagree on Education Funding


A debate over funding for K-12 education in the Iowa Senate included claims that many schools could be forced to cut their literacy programs.