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South Dakota Corn Executive Says Farm Bill Needs Completing

Both bodies of Congress are on Thanksgiving break and Ag leaders failed to reach a compromise on the farm bill…

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South Dakota State Senator Wants Hearings On Infrastructure Needs

  South Dakota State Senator Mike Vehle of Mitchell wants to hold hearings in January to come up with solutions…

NFU Weighs In On CFTC Board Nominations

  Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow says the Senate likely won’t take up nominations to the Commodity Futures Trading…

National Pork Board Finalizes Budget And Sets Up Task Force

The National Pork Board has finalized their 2014 budget and will be putting a task force together to develop a…

Iowa Coalition Files Notice Of Intent To Possibley Sue Hog Farm

An Iowa coalition of community, environmental and animal welfare groups have filed a notice of intent to sue Maschoff farms…

FFA Students Raise Over $ 17,000 To Help West River FFAers

  The South Dakota FFA Foundation recently created a fund to help West River FFA students who either lost animals…

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American Farm Bureau Survey Shows Thanksgiving Meal Cost Down

Consumers have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with the price of the holiday meal dropping from a…

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NFU Pleased Conferees Pressing Ahead On The Farm Bill

  House and Senate conferees are working to try and reach agreement this week on a framework for the farm…

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South Dakota Corn Growers Receive USDA Grant

USDA has awarded a $ 99,983 grant to the South Dakota Corn Growers Association for farmer education.  Corn Grower’s Executive…

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USB Leaders Says E.U. Buyers More Accepting Of GMO Soybeans

United Soybean Board leaders meeting in Turkey says they making headway in the European market with U.S. soybeans.  USB Vice…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.