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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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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.