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Tyson plans to close plant in Cherokee, Iowa Video included

Friday, Tyson Foods announced it plans to close its Cherokee plant on September 27. More>>

Production decreases mean meat prices will remain high Video included

Officials say, Iowa's cattle herd is the smallest in decades. Hog production is also on the decline.  Despite the high meat prices this has caused, demand doesn't seem to be going down.

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Manure odor biofilters topic of Iowa conference

The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference next month at Iowa State University. More>>

Plymouth County Fair in full swing Video included

Thousands gathered at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds Wednesday night for the kick-off of this year's event. More>>

Crop update for farmers in northeast Nebraska Video included

Ag producers across Siouxland are continuing to stay busy in the fields during the summer months. More>>

Old tractors help Nebraska farmer's hail recovery

Some old tractors have been deployed to help a south-central Nebraska farmer turn a hail-torn cornfield into a future field of winter wheat. More>>

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

The years long fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. More>>

SD Crop conditions good despite week with little rain

Crop conditions in South Dakota were reported mostly good to excellent despite a week with little rainfall. More>>

Nebraska conference to show ways to handle animals

One of the consultants for the movie "The Horse Whisperer" will demonstrate his techniques as part of the Nebraska Grazing Conference next month. More>>

Fire breaks out on cellulosic ethanol plant's property Video included

According Poet-DSN spokesperson Matt Merritt, emergency personnel responded to the fire in the biomass stackyard shortly before 11 o'clock. More>>

Common sunflower disease found in the Dakotas

The National Sunflower Association says a common sunflower disease has been found in fields across the Dakotas after a wet planting season. More>>

Heavy June rain washes livestock manure off farms

Flooding in Iowa has washed hog and cattle manure from more than 20 farms each with thousands of animals. More>>

Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

Those with an eye toward healthy living have probably noticed the words "aronia berry" in everything from juices and powdered supplements to baby food. More>>

SD crops progressing but farmers flood losses loom

Soybean and corn crops are progressing well in South Dakota, though farmers in the eastern part of the state will likely suffer some losses after heavy rains flooded portions of many fields. More>>

SD spring wheat crop estimate up 13 percent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting a South Dakota spring wheat crop that's 7 percent larger than last year. More>>

Ag economy remains strong due to exports according to Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds. More>>

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