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Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With Mississippi River Basin Ruling

A Federal Judge has ruled that EPA must consider tougher pollution controls on nitrogen and phosphorous in the Mississippi River…


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…


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. …


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…


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…


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…

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…

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SD Blue Ribbon Task Force Differences

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While the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has been delivered to Governor Dennis Daugaard, details of the legislative plan associated with it are still being worked on.

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New Sr James Care Center Dedicated in Yankton

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The newly expanded Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton was officially dedicated and blessed this week.

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.