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National FFA Gets Million Dollar Donation

The 86th annual FFA national convention underway in Louisville, Kentucky got off to a great start last night with a…

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Mercy For Animals Hired Person To Go Undercover At Hog Farm

Officials with Mercy for Animals admit that they hired Jessica Marie Buck to pull off an undercover investigation of alleged…

South Dakota State Senator Suggests Tax Abatement For Livestock Producers

South Dakota State Senator Larry Rhoden of Union Center says Western ranchers in need of disaster assistance might benefit from…

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Minnesota Beef Referendum On The Way

The Minnesota cattle industry is looking at increasing the state beef checkoff assessment.  Minnesota Beef Industry Council Chair Mark Malecek…

SDSU Specialist Advises Guarding Against Mycotoxins And Mold

Recent wet conditions may have caused mold and mycotoxin problems in corn fields. SDSU Extension Swine Specialist Dr. Bob Thaler…

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Iowa Ag Department Official Says Propane Shortage Is Widespread

A near record and high moisture corn crop is causing a shortage of propane for drying.   Harold Hommes, Energy Expert…

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South Dakota Honey Producer Wants Congress To Pass Pollinator Provision

Agricultural and Environmental groups are urging Farm Bill conferees to include a provision in the farm bill to protect pollinators. …

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Rural Affairs Official Wants Beginning Farm Program In Farm Bill

  The Center for Rural Affairs wants Farm Bill Conferees to come up with final legislation that provides help for…

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Land Steward Ship Group Wants More Conservation Funding In Farm Bill

The House Senate Farm Bill conference committee holds their first meeting today. Land Steward Ship Project of Minnesota wants them…

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Animal Rights Group Claiming Abuse At Minnesota Hog Farm

  Animal rights group, Mercy for Animals is claiming employees at  Pipestone Systems Hog farm in Pipestone Minnesota are abusing…

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Clean Up Underway After Strong Storms

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Clean up is underway in Dakota City Nebraska and Sergeant Bluff Iowa after strong storms moved through late Sunday afternoon.

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US Facing Critical Issues in the Mid-East

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South Dakota Senator John Thune says the US needs strong leadership to confront terror in the mid-east.

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Labor Day Time to Push for Higher Wages in South Dakota

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South Dakota voters can decide on a higher minimum wage in the November election.

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SD Legislative Committee Asks EB-5 Participant to Appear

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The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has asked Joop Bolen to appear at it's September 24th meeting.

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South Dakota Now Top Hydro-power State

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The Wall Street Journal says South Dakota now is one of the top hydro power producing states in the country.