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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…

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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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.