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South Dakota Pork Group Supporting Proposed Animal Cruelty Bill

The South Dakota Pork Producers Council is one of the groups backing proposed legislation calling for making animal cruelty a…

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South Dakota Coalition Asking Legislators To Make Animal Cruelty A Felony

A coalition of South Dakota groups representing agriculture, law enforcement and animal welfare say they’ll ask state legislators to pass…

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Minnesota Ag Commissioner Touring State Touting RFS

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Dave Frederickson is on a three week tour of the state asking for support of the Renewable…

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Iowa Sets Biodiesel Production Record In 2013

Iowa Renewable Fuel Officials say Iowa biodiesel production was up 25 percent in 2013 setting a new record with production…

Conservation Stewardship Program Sign Up Extended

The Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new Conservation Stewardship Program enrollments for fiscal year 2014.  The…

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Ag Secretary Trying To Get China To Approve Biotech Regulatory Process

China recently rejected U.S. corn shipments because of the MIR-162 trait.  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he and others brought…

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NPPC President PLeased With Market Resolution With New Zealand

Following a long legal challenge begun in 2011, U.S. chilled and frozen pork can now enter New Zealand in retail…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Main State Legislative Goal Is Tax Reform

Today is the opening day for the Nebraska Unicameral.  Senators have 60 working days this year to complete their legislative…

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New South Dakota Wind Association Executive Director Named

The South Dakota Wind Energy Association has a new Executive Director. Paul Bachman who works for D-G-R Engineering in Sioux…

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South Dakota Pork President Says PED Virus Tops Convention Issues

  Today the 45th annual South Dakota Pork Congress gets underway in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota. Outgoing Pork Council…

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CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

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The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.

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2013 Blizzard Makes Extreme Weather List

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Last year's blizzard made the American Meteorological Society's list of extreme weather events and isn't likely to be repeated.

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South Dakota Schools Finish Student Headcount

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Student head counts are in for state funding projections in South Dakota.

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Iowa Senate Debate Questioned Loyalties

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U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley debated this weekend, accusing each other of special interest loyalties.

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Iowa Health Summit to Gather Rural Health Professionals

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The Heartland Rural Physician Alliance will be holding its annual summit to discuss the future of primary care.