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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…

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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…

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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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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

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Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

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Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

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Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.