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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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National Corn Growers And Farm Bureau Appeal Chesapeake Bay Court Ruling

The National Corn Growers Association and American Farm Bureau Federation are appealing a Circuit Court decision upholding EPA’s total maximum…

Renewable Fuel Groups Respond To API Lawsuit On RFS

The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals challenging EPA’s…

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Livestock Groups Start Ranchers Relief Fund

South Dakota Cattlemen, Stock Growers and Sheep Grower groups have formed a state ranchers relief fund to help producers impacted…

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Farm Leader Says Many Unresolved Problems With TPP

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says before a final Trans Pacific Partnership agreement can be reached, several outstanding issues must…

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Weekend Storm Causes Large Sheep Death Losses In South Dakota

Friday’s Blizzard in Western South Dakota caused not only massive cattle death loss but sheep as well.  SDSU Extension Field…

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Senator Releases GAO Report That Backs His Farm Bill Provision

Tuesday, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley released a Government Accountability Office report that outlines farm bill subsidy waste and abuse.  Grassley…

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South Dakota 4Hers Celebrating National Week With Technology Projects

  This week through October 12 is National 4H week. South Dakota State University State 4H program coordinator Peter Nielson…

Conservation District Leader Calls For Farm Bill And Government Re Opening

  Bird conservation groups are asking the President and Congressional leaders to finish a five year farm bill as soon…

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South Dakota State Vet Advises Documenting Livestock Losses

Thousands of head of livestock were lost with this weekend’s snow storm in western South Dakota.   State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.