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Ag Secretary Says Congress Must Complete Farm Bill This Month

Farm Bill principals are expected to release a framework for long term farm legislation this week. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack…


SDSU Specialist Says PED Virus Shows Up In South Dakota

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed thousands of adult and juvenile pigs since it first hit the United States in…

South Dakotan Now YFR Vice Chair

Dow Asking USDA To De Regulate Enlist Seeds

USDA is looking at full deregulation of Dow’s Enlist Seeds, which would be the first corn and soybeans developed with…


Illinois Economist Gives 2014 Corn And Soybean Outlook

  Corn prices have dropped 40-percent from their highs in reaction to a record U.S. corn crop in 2013.  However,…

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Farmers And Ranchers Alliance Survey Looks At Consumer Decisions

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance recently released the results of its consumer transparency survey. It showed that 59-percent of…


See For Yourself Applications Now Available For Soybean Farmers

  Farmers can see how their soybean checkoff dollar is being used to improve the price they receive for their…

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Stock Growers President Says More Than 200 Have Applied For Relief

The South Dakota Ranchers Relief Fund application deadline is December 31. South Dakota Stock Growers President Bob Fortune says they…

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Iowa Pork President Says King Amendment Must Be In The Farm Bill

Pork Industry officials intend to push Congress to not only pass a new farm bill in January but one that…

South Dakota Dairy President Hoping For Immigration Bill Passage

It looked like at the beginning of the year as if Immigration Reform legislation would get passed. Now the measure…


Bio Tech Executive Pleased USDA Extending Comment Period

  USDA is giving the public more time to comment on their plan for strengthening agricultural co existence in the…

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A Dialysis Center Opens at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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A new outpatient dialysis center has opened at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.