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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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Baby Turned In To State Of Iowa

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The Iowa Department of Human Services says a baby has been turned over to the state -- the third use of the Safe Haven law in four months.

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Report Claims Global Warming Will Lead To More Bugs

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A report from the National Wildlife Federation claims global climate change will lead to an increase in ticks, mosquitoes, other blood-sucking pests, and poison ivy.

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Nebraska Governor’s Race Closer Than Expected

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A few polls have emerged on the Nebraska gubernatorial race...apparently a closer race than many expected.

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Daugaard Ready To Answer EB5 Questions

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South Dakota democrats this week called for subpoenas of state officials in connection with the EB-5 visa investigation.

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Good Weather For Crops Expected

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The cool, fairly wet summer is causing concern for farmers across the region.