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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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Yankton School Board Gets Facility Study Update

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The Yankton School Board got an update at their meeting last night on the facilities improvement study that is underway.

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Avera Sacred Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Recertified

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The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton were recently re certified after undergoing a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

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Yankton County Commission; Budget Reserve Fading

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Both Governor Dennis Daugaard and state legislators are telling counties to “be patient” as dollars from new taxes and fees imposed last year continue to flow down to local governments.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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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.