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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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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.

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Event To Prepare Meals

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A volunteer effort billed as "the nation's largest food packaging event" kicks-off today in Des Moines.