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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…

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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…

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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant

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As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

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While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.