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Livestock Drop Points Opened In Pennington County South Dakota

Livestock drop points have opened in Pennington County, South Dakota to help producers who lost animals from the early October…

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South Dakota Congresswoman Named As House Farm Bill Conferee

House Speaker John Boehner has named conferees to work on the farm bill with the Senate.  South Dakota Representative Kristi…

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South Dakota Rancher’s Relief Fund Picks Up Over $ 24,000

The South Dakota Ranchers Relief Fund, an effort by the Cattlemen’s Association, Stock Growers and Sheep Growers is off to…

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Nebraska Cattle Death Losses Approach 3,000

Cattle producers in the three most northwestern counties of Nebraska are digging out from the early October blizzard that caused…

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Iowa Corn Growers President Defends Bio Tech Crops

In conjunction with World Food Prize week which takes place Wednesday through Friday in Iowa, a panel discussion on GMO…

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South Dakota Representative Asks For Help For Livestock Losses

Thursday, South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem spoke on the House floor about the devastation created by last weekend’s blizzard that…

South Dakota Ag Secretary Looks At Livestock Losses Caused By Blizzard

  Yesterday South Dakota Governor Dennis Duagaard, Senator John Thune and State Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch toured areas of the…

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Farm Bureau Opposes Tying Crop Insurance To Conservation Compliance

The American Farm Bureau Federation Board has voted to oppose conservation compliance being tied to crop insurance. Board member and…

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Environmental Working Group Wants Crop Insurance Tied To Conservation

  The Environmental Working Group is disappointed but not surprised at the decision by the American Farm Bureau to oppose…

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South Dakota Ag Department Holds Raw Milk Rule Hearing

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture held a hearing this week on proposed raw milk rules. Ag Policy Division Director…

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Committee Will Study Roads And Bridges

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature voted to have a summer study committee look at roads and bridges in the state.

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More Cedar County, NE Voters Able To Vote By Mail

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Over half of the voters in Cedar County (Nebraska) will now be able to mail in their ballots for the May 13th primary.

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Education To Be Studied Again

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature has decided to have another summer study of education in the state.

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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

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Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.