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Warden Reports Illegal Deer Kill in Emmons County
October 23

STRASBURG/LINTON, ND - North Dakota Game and Fish Department district game warden Erik Schmidt is searching for answers in the illegal shooting of four white-tailed deer in Emmons County during openin...(more)

City of Jamestown Seeks Committee/Board Members
October 23

JAMESTOWN - City Administrator Jeff Fuchs says the City of Jamestown is currently accepting applications for the following commission and board appointments:

One opening on the Planning Commiss...(more)

Guard and Gunman Dead in Ottowa Shooting
October 22

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before...(more)

BEK and Daktel Get Federal Funds for Internet Expansion
October 22

BISMARCK, N.D. – USDA Rural Development today announced $4.5 million in grants to advance and improve broadband services in rural North Dakota.

“These investments will offer a reliable, hi...(more)

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Retaliation Aimed at Causing Maximum Pain
Thu, 23 Oct 2014

Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says his government is preparing a list of US products it will retaliate against if the United States fails to drop its country of origin labeling regulations on meat and live animals. Ritz says the list of products is being compiled with the goal of causing the maximum economic pain across the largest number of congressional districts and Canada plans to release the list just prior to the November elections in the US.
CA Egg Ban
Thu, 23 Oct 2014

On January 1, California will ban shell eggs if they are not produced under the state’s guidelines. Producers in other states will have to change their facilities or lose a significant market. A suit filed by a half dozen states has been dismissed. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says trade retaliation against California is a possible next step, but ending the dispute is the best outcome, even if Congress needs to get involved. Northey says a legislative fix is the best solution; however, Congress chose not to deal with this issue in the 2014 farm bill. 
E15 Lawsuit Thrown Out
Thu, 23 Oct 2014

A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to repeal an Environmental Protection Agency regulation requiring labeling of retail pumps that sell E15. The petitioners argued that the E15 labeling rule fails to satisfy the Clean Air Act and that EPA hasn’t done enough research to prove that the labels would adequately prevent customers from using E15 in vehicles that can’t run on the fuel.
Top Lobbyists
Thu, 23 Oct 2014

The Washington, DC publication, The Hill, is out with its list of the top lobbyists. The wide-ranging list includes many familiar names from the world of agriculture. Among those representing associations, the list includes American Farm Bureau Federation senior director of congressional relations Mary Kay Thatcher, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen and Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook. Former lawmakers are also on the list, recognized for their influence on Capitol Hill. From that group, The Hill recognized former Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Blanche Lincoln, former House Agriculture Committee Chair Charlie Stenholm, former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. 
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