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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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Scholarship Program Announced

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Workforce development continues to be a critical issue in South Dakota as employers struggle to find qualified workers to fill skilled positions.

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Ag Property Taxes On Legislative Agenda

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The South Dakota legislature will have to again deal with property taxes on ag land.

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Water Project Still Short On Funds

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The just passed federal budget bill includes more money for rural water projects, but no dollars specifically for the three…

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Details Of Omnibus Bill Coming Out

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The one point one trillion dollar, seventeen hundred page omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week has lots of details, which are starting to come out.

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Group Wants More Medical Marijuana

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A group of Iowans announced a campaign at the state capitol dedicated to promoting regulated access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions.