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South Dakota Dairy Group Backs New Raw Milk Rule

  A strengthened state rule on raw milk requiring labeling on milk bottles has passed the legislature’s rules review committee…

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Raw Milk Consumer Unhappy With Final South Dakota Rule

  The South Dakota Legislative Rules Review Committee has approved a re write of the raw milk rules in the…

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Farm Leader Says Crop Insurance And Conservation Compliance Needed

Seven former heads of the Natural Resources Conservation Service have written Senate and House Ag Committee leaders asking them to…

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NCGA Wants Crop Insurance Tied In With Conservation

National Corn Grower Association members are standing behind an agreement reached earlier with conservation groups to tie in crop insurance…

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Growth Energy Says NASCAR Proves Dependability Of E 15

NASCAR announced this week that during their recent race in Phoenix they surpassed more than five million competition miles on…

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Cattle President Unhappy Peta Supporter Joan Jett In South Dakota

  South Dakota livestock producers are not happy that PETA supporter and rocker Joan Jett has been asked to be…

Minnesota Extension Specialist Outlines Farm Rental Rates For 2014

An increase in 2014 farmland rent in Minnesota may indicate a loss for producers at current corn and soybean cash…

Farm Bureau President Hoping TPP Will Get Done This Year

  U.S. trade officials are hoping to see the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement completed by the end of…

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South Dakota October Blizzard Death Loss Reaches 20,000 to 30,000 Animals

State Animal Industry Board officials released estimates this week of livestock loss estimates from the early October Blizzard in South…

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Beef Facilities Conference Set For Sioux Falls

A one day beef facilities conference is set for the Sioux Falls Ramkota on November 21.  Iowa State University Extension…

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South Dakota Senator Steps Down from Legislature

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District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.

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Topsoil Debate Continues in Iowa

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The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.

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Nebraska Senators Debating Term Limits

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Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.

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Plan for Iowa Caucuses On the Way

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The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

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Severe Weather Season Underway

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As spring continues to unfold across the northern plains, it normally means we need to pay attention to the potential of severe weather.