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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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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.