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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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South Dakota Senator Steps Down from Legislature

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District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.

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Topsoil Debate Continues in Iowa

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The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.

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Nebraska Senators Debating Term Limits

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Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.

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Plan for Iowa Caucuses On the Way

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The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

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Severe Weather Season Underway

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As spring continues to unfold across the northern plains, it normally means we need to pay attention to the potential of severe weather.