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Public Lands Council Backing Water Rights Protection Act

  The Public Lands Council is backing the Water Rights Protection Act introduced late last week in the U.S House.…

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Federal Shut Down Impacting South Dakota Cattle Producers

The recent federal shut down has affected two of South Dakota’s largest  markets, the calf and feeder markets. SDSU Extension…

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R CALF Concerned About WTO Compliance Panel Makeup

The World Trade Organization has named its panel that will determine whether or not the re written U.S. Country of…

South Dakota FSA Director Keeping Busy Harvesting

Just because the Government is shut down and Farm Service Agency offices are closed doesn’t mean South Dakota’s State FSA…

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Watching Immigration Reform Debate

One of the agricultural issues that has taken a back seat to the farm bill and the budget debate that…

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Grains Council Chair Attends Food Summit In China

U.S. Grains Council Chairman Julius Schaaf just returned from a trade trip to China where he attended a food safety…

Public Lands Official Says Shut Down Not Hampering Grazers

  The government shut down is having an impact on several areas and agencies. Public Lands Council Executive Director Dustin…

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Grains Council Chair Says Government Shutdown Disruptive

  This week’s Government shut down has halted funding for exports including the Foreign Ag Service’s Foreign Market Development and…

Farmers Union Pleased Nutrition Back In The Farm Bill

  The US House has passed a rule putting nutrition and the SNAP program back into the farm bill and…

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South Dakota Stock Growers Battling Environmental Groups On Land Issues

South Dakota Stock Grower members are concerned by issues from animal activists and environmental groups.  Stock Growers President Bob Fortune…

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.

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Push For Constitutional Convention

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Nebraska lawmakers will be asked by representatives of the “Convention of States Project” to join their effort to change portions of the U-S Constitution.