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South Dakota Sheep Growers Concerned About Animal Welfare And Predator Control

South Dakota sheep growers are working on a pair of state legislative issues coming out of this past weekend’s convention.…

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Landowners Attorney Presents Case In Nebraska Court

Three Nebraska Landowners are contending the state legislature gave the Governor illegal power to take away their land for TransCanada’s…

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South Dakota Stock Growers Set Policy, Elect New President

Over the weekend South Dakota Stock Grower members elected a new President and approved policies for the coming year. Stock…

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Canadian Cattlemen Feeling Negative Impacts Of COOL

Canadian cattle producers are starting to feel the negative effects of the rewritten U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law.  Canadian…

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Pioneer Energy Gets USDA Grant For Wind Project

  Pioneer Energy LLC has received a $ 25,000 USDA grant to study the feasibility of building a wind farm…

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South Dakota Organic Grower Pleased With New Trade Deal

Starting January 1, organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either…

R CALF Wants Anti Competitive Provision In Farm Bill

A group of Senators including Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and JohnTester of Montana are pushing…

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NCBA Official Optimistic About Chances For Winning COOL Appeal

  Nine U.S. and Canadian meat groups appealing the decision that denied their injunction request in the Country of Origin…

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Laurel Nebraska Biocomposite Plant Receives USDA Rural Development Loan

A ribbon cutting and open house was held late last week for Laurel Bio Composites in Laurel, Nebraska. The company…

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Pork Producer And HSUS Member Says They Will Appeal Court Decision

  This week’s decision by a District Court Judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of…

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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant

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As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

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While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.