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Center For Rural Affairs Asks Administration To Reject Pipeline

  The Center for Rural Affairs has sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry asking…

South Dakota Pork President Sees Smithfield Sale Approval As Positive

  Smithfield shareholders overwhelmingly approved the sale of their company to Shuanghui of China.  Over 96 percent of shareholders voted…

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Ag Secretary Says Immigration Reform Is Long Overdue

This week the House Judiciary Committee is working on several piece meal bills to address immigration reform.  This contrasts with…

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Agrium Official Recommends Slow Release Of Fertilizer

Farmers in the Northern Corn Belt concerned about volatilization losses with fall applied fertilizer can look at slow release products. …

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Minnesota Soybean Group Donates To Second Harvest Heartland

  Minnesota Soybean is donating $30,000 through Second Harvest Heartland to feed local families and they’re asking college students to…

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SDSU Extension And Mitchell Tech Partnership Grows With New Trade Center

  Tuesday, Mitchell Technical Institute opened its $ 18.5 million Trade Center which includes a partnership with SDSU extension.  SDSU…

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Federal Judge Rules For EPA And Against Ag In Chesapeake Bay Case

A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can put forward regulations to limit pollution from a variety…

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Farm Service Agency Reports High Prevent Plant Acres In Iowa

Iowa is reporting a historically high amount of prevent plant acres for the 2013 crop season.  The monthly report from…

Ethanol Vice President Says Lower Quality Gasoline Will Hurt Blending

Changes made by oil companies in fuel supplied to the Midwest will reduce the quality of gasoline available in many…

Majority Of Farm Rescue Clients Involved In Farm Equipment Accidents

Farm Rescue , a non profit group based in Jamestown, North Dakota does harvest and planting work for farm families…

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Executive Director Needed For LRC

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature meets again today in Pierre. They are in the process of looking…

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Talks With Railroads Continue

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The Surface Transportation Board held a hearing in Washington last week.

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Branstad Pushes For Bullying Bill

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says private schools should be included in any anti-bullying measure the legislature passes this year.

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Filibusters Dominate Nebraska Legislative Session

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Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Greg Adams of York, understands many will remember this past legislative sessions for its filibusters as much as anything else.

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Autism Bill Signed

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill that requires some health insurance plans to cover screenings and therapy to children with autism.