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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…


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…


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…


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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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.

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No Major Travel Disruptions Expected for Thanksgiving


While it looks like we may see some precipitation later this week, it should not be a big disruption for Thanksgiving plans.

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Insurance Co-op Failures Predictable Under ACA

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says something must be done in wake of the collapse of health care CO-OPs under the Affordable Care Act.