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Pork Board President Pleased With Court Ruling Against HSUS

This week a U.S. District Court Judge threw out a lawsuit filed by HSUS against USDA and Agriculture Secretary Tom…

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NCBA Joins Alliance Pushing For TPP Trade Agreement

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has joined cattlemen representing Australia, New Zealand and Canada in pushing for a comprehensive Trans…

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South Dakota Stock Growers To Discuss Land Management And Animal Welfare

South Dakota Stock Growers gathering in Rapid City today and tomorrow for their 122nd. Annual convention will be hearing about…

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South Dakota Sheep Growers To Talk Predator Control At Convention

  One of the major topics of discussion for South Dakota Sheep Growers at their convention in Brookings today and…

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R CALF Leader Says COOL Opponents On Shaky Ground With Appeal

Nine Canadian and U.S. meat and livestock groups challenging the revised country of origin labeling law have filed their initial…

NFU Official Says Movement On Funding Bill Positive For Farm Bill

Wednesday’s move by the Senate to move forward on funding the government bodes well for Congress getting moving on completing…

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ICCI Hails Judge’s Decision On Mississippi River Basin

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement leaders and staff are hailing a U.S.District Judge’s decision calling for tougher enforcement of the…

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Nebraska Farmers Union Disappointed With Smithfield Sale

  Not every ag group is happy with Smithfield Shareholders decision this week to sell the company to Shuanghui  of…

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Ag Secretary Supports South Dakota Petition On Canadian Pacific Railway

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board urging support for South Dakota’s petition…

ACE Backs Call For CFTC Investigation Of Alleged RINS Manipulation

The American Coalition for Ethanol is backing Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow’s call for a CFTC investigation of RINS manipulation.…

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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.