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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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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.