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South Dakota Dairy President Says American Dairy Exports Are Strong

One of the more positives coming out of last week’s annual meeting for the National Milk Producers Federation is the…

Pork Official Pleased With Trade Case Victory Over Chile

The United States has won a major trade case with Chile over duties placed on pork products.  NPPC Vice President…

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NCBA Pleased With EPA Lowering Ethanol Volume Requirements

One of the agricultural groups pleased with EPA’s decision to lower the biofuel volume requirements for 2014 is the National…

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Agricultural Leaders Have Different Take On King Amendment

Ag leaders have a different take on the King Amendment being considered in the farm bill. National Pork Producers President…

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Ag Secretary Says Mandate Lowered Due To Blend Wall

  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack weighed in on EPA’s proposed 2014 biofuels mandates under the Renewable Fuels Standard while at…

POET Founder Disappointed With EPA Decision To Lower Ethanol Requirements

Friday’s EPA decision to lower the volume requirements for blending of ethanol into gasoline for 2014 will have a negative…

NPPC Continuing Efforts To Get Rid Of COOL

The National Pork Producers Council along with several other U.S. and Canadian meat groups are continuing their fight to get…

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Wheat Growers Want Crop Insurance Intact In The Farm Bill

National Association of Wheat Grower leaders are hoping conferees will complete the farm bill by the end of the year.…

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South Dakota Livestock Groups Announce Plan To Donate To Ranchers

At a news conference today, representatives of the South Dakota Stock Growers, Sheep Growers and Cattlemen’s Association announced they’ve developed…

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Ethanol Executive Disappointed With EPA 2014 Volume Proposal

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed 2014 renewable volume obligations for the renewable fuel standard, which if finalized…

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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.