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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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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

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The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

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School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

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Early Voting To Start

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Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.