Local

Agriculture Secretary Wants House Action Soon On Immigration Bill

Agriculture Secretary Wants House Action Soon On Immigration Bill

Immigration reform which passed the Senate last year is stuck now in the House. The debate seems to be over a piecemeal way to complete the bill or the  comprehensive approach taken by the Senate. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says it doesn’t really matter which form the measure takes, the House needs to get it done so it can be sent to conference committee and then to the President.

Vilsack says lack of immigration reform is hurting U.S. agriculture both directly and specifically. He says it’s important not only for the dairy industry but for other sectors of American agriculture.

Vilsack says if that continues it becomes a matter of national security.

Recent Headlines

in National

GM recalls 717K vehicles, not for ignition switches

generalmotors

General Motors Co. announced six recalls covering more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

in National

Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

mcdonald

Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

in Local

New Management Plan Being Developed For Lake

lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.

in Local

Board Will Name Stuff

meeting room

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.

in Local

Noem Supports Perry National Guard Decision

Kristi Noem 20513

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.