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Coalition to Stop Trade Promotion Authority Looks to Congress

The Coalition to Stop Fast Track is working to convince members of Congress to defeat Trade Promotion Authority Legislation.


National Farmers Union Urging Reauthorization of Grain Standards Act

National Farmers Union leaders are urging Senators to pass a clean reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act.


Biofuel Groups Call for Meeting With President Obama

Representatives of several biofuel groups including the American Coalition for Ethanol have written President Obama.

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Minnesota House Cuts Funds from Health Care Program

The Minnesota House cut $ 1.1 billion from the Health and Human Services Financial Budget for the State’s Health Care Program.

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New Regulations to Govern Transportation of Flammable Liquids

U.S. and Canadian officials have unveiled new regulations governing the transportation of flammable liquids by rail.


Canada’s Milk Management System to Change ForTrans Pacific Partnership

House Ag Ranking member Collin Peterson of Minnesota says his vote on Trade Promotion Authority depends on whether Canada will reform its dairy supply management program.


Peru Trade Agreement Key to Increased Trade

A recent USDA report shows the United States Peru trade agreement has been key in increasing bilateral trade in food and ag products.

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Iowa Legislature Stuck on Budget

Iowa lawmakers are trying to wrap up their 2015 session.

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FSA Administrator Predicts Farm Payments for 2014

The farm bill signup isn’t even fully completed, but the head of the Farm Service Agency is predicting there will…

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Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting Bill Advances

The House Ag Committee has approved the Mandatory Price Reporting Act. It reauthorizes livestock mandatory price reporting which was set…

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Protest Against Keystone XL in Sioux Falls

Members of the No KXL Coalition Dakota plan to protest in Sioux Falls this afternoon.

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Vacant South Dakota Senate Seat Filled

Thursday South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard announced he’s appointing William J. Shorma of Dakota Dunes to the vacant seat.


Grain Standards Reauthorization Act Approved in Committee

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2015. National Grain and Feed Association…

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Bills In Iowa Senate to Combat Eminent Domain

Iowa State legislative subcommittees have approved measures to limit eminent domain in the Hawkeye State.

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Ag Committee Leadership Ask OMB for Bird Flu Funding

Wednesday U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership called for emergency assistance for poultry and egg producers whose flocks suffered…

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Ag Secretary Says Bird Flu Losses Adding Up Quickly

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the cost of high path bird flu is adding up quickly. USDA has already released…


Honduras Agreement to Benefit Trade

Deputy U.S. Ag Secretary Krysta Harden and Jacobo Paz, the Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock signed an agreement to support agricultural development.

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China to Purchase More U.S. Pork

Smithfield Foods Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Sullivan says China is set to ramp up its purchases of U.S. pork.

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Disputes Report on Prevent Plan Payments

The Environmental Working Group released a report this week criticizing the prevent plant payments made to farmers in South and North Dakota.

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USDA Seeks More Funds to Fight Bird Flu

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says indemnity payments for high path bird flu are adding up quickly.

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Plenty of Jobs in Agriculture


A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields.

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Nebraska Attorney General Questions Death Penalty Repeal


Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature.

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Crash Rates Highest for Teens


A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor Again


State legislators have overriden Governor Pete Ricketts again to pave the way for youth brought into the country illegally to apply for Nebraska driver's licenses.

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Minnesota Groups Supports Waters of the US Rule

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A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the EPA.