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North Dakota cattleman elected to Beef Industry Leadership post

Jerry Effertz, a third generation rancher from Velva, has been named to the national Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC). The BPOC is a 20-member producer panel that helps select and fund national beef demand-building...

February 18-25 is 2012 National FFA Week

Chapters all over the U.S. will celebrate National FFA Week February 18-25, 2012. This year's theme, "I Believe", commemorates more than 80 years of FFA traditions, while eagerly anticipating the organization's future. More than half a...

New plan approved to fund ND emergency road repairs

Governor Jack Dalrymple, Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg, announced today that the Federal Highway Administration has approved a new plan to fund statewide emergency road improvement projects, including needed...

EPA decision clears major hurdle for moving higher Ethanol blend to market

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency's approved  health effects testing on E15 fuel submitted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy. Health effects testing is a required step in the approval of any...

2011 crop values up for SD corn & hay

For South Dakota: Corn for grain was the leading valued crop of 2011, at $3,953.1 million, up 36 percent from 2010. Soybeans were ranked as the second highest valued crop, at $1,716.7 million, all hay,...

Transport bill action continues in Senate, Delayed in House

The Senate continued floor debate on the transportation funding bill this week, much of the discussion happening on Thursday. Sens. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and David Vitter (R-La.) have proposed S. 49, the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of...

2011 National Corn Yield Contest Guide now available

The National Corn Growers Association released its 2011 National Corn Yield Contest Guide online. With a personal message from NCGA President Garry Niemeyer and informative and entertaining information, such as a look at the...

LightSquared broadband plans blocked due to GPS concerns

A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spokeswoman said this week that the agency would not allow LightSquared to proceed with plans to build a broadband network using technology that could interfere with existing GPS systems. In...

CommonGround launches new website

The CommonGround program this week launched their new website. The website provides resources on many of the most popular food and farming topics. Volunteers from the CommonGround program will also provide website visitors with a combination of...

ASA & NCGA applauds FCC decision to block development of LightSquared wireless network

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Tuesday its decision to block the planned development of a nationwide wireless network by communications company LightSquared over concerns that it cannot be fixed to coexist with global...

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