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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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Huether Not Talking About Future

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Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether spent a full day last week in his hometown of Yankton, meeting with civic and school groups, giving advice on what could be done to make Yankton another “boomtown.”

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Nebraska Gas Tax Debate Continues

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The 2015 session of the Nebraska legislature is entering the stretch run, with only a few weeks on the calendar.

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Another Delay For Pipeline Hearing

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has decided that the public input session scheduled for next Monday, in Pierre, to hear comments about the construction permit certification for the South Dakota portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline will be postponed.

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University of Nebraska President Calls for Major Impact on Water Resources

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the support the university receives from the state attracted him to the position.

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Iowa Lottery Considering Online Gaming

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Iowa Lottery officials are monitoring states that are experimenting with the electronic sale of lottery tickets.