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Senate set to send farm bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for the nation’s farmers to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. The Senate was expected to pass the almost $100 billion-a-year compromise bill Tuesday;

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Farm Bill Conference Report filed, signed by Noem

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) Rep. Kristi Noem today signed the Farm Bill Conference report, which was filed earlier today.  As a member of the Conference Committee that negotiated the agreement, Rep. Noem served as the state’s voice throughout the negotiations, earning livestock disaster, crop insurance, forestry and

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Farm bill would reduce spending and change programs

WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators agreed Monday on a new five-year farm bill that would eliminate or consolidate dozens of agriculture subsidy programs, expand government-subsidized crop insurance and cut about $9 billion from the food stamp program over the next decade. The bipartisan agreement, two years

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Kansas Wheat Scoop No. 1830: Wheat Foods Council Battles Fad Diets

MANHATTAN, Kan.-The Wheat Foods Council continued its battle on fad diets when it met late last week in Phoenix, Arizona. Cindy Falk, nutrition educator for Kansas Wheat and the Wheat Foods Council vice chair, represented Kansas farmers and their need to combat anti-wheat messages.   A major

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Trade group warns against proposed grain shipping regulations

Proposed federal grain regulations could hamper the flow of grain across the Canada – U.S. border, argues a new report released earlier this month. The Jan. 9 report, put out by the Canada-U.S. Grain and Seed Trade Task Group, argues that the proposed directive, D-12-05, “could affect

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Miss SD State Fair CMN Miracle Mugs

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A group of kids and a pageant queen are selling works of art for a good cause. Miss State Fair Jade Possail came up with the idea to have kids at the Sanford Children’s Hospital write messages that will be transferred onto coffee

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Why earthworms are so important to soil

Have you ever wondered why some farmers are adamant about their earthworm populations? Every year, they go out to their fields armed with a shovel and dig holes to count their numbers. What is so important about those little worms? First, a little history… Earthworms are not

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Wheat Growers Welcome Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The U.S. wheat industry welcomes the introduction of legislation to grant the President of the United States trade promotion authority (TPA). “We are pleased to see bipartisan support for trade promotion authority and hope Congress will act quickly to pass this important legislation,” said

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Colorado sweetens deal for flour milling conglomerate

The deal to lure a massive new milling venture to settle in Colorado just got sweeter. State officials have given initial approval to money meant to lure Ardent Mills, which combines the flour milling operations of food giant ConAgra and Horizon Milling, a partnership of Cargill and

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Fighting the War on Poverty in Rural America

Fifty years ago, President Johnson declared the beginning of “an unconditional war on poverty in America,” challenging us to bring to bear all of our available tools and resources to address poverty and income inequality across America. Born poor in the small town of Stonewall, Texas, President

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