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NACD Backs Legislation To Create Transparency In Conservation Litigation

The National Association of Conservation Districts is backing a pair of bills that will create more transparency in conservation litigation.…


South Dakota Horse Slaughter Proponent Pleased Court Case Advancing

Parties on both sides of the horse slaughter case want a decision as quickly as possible. Government Attorneys representing USDA…

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Iowa Senator Doubts EPA Will Lose CAFO Rule Lawsuit

Environmental and animal welfare groups are suing EPA, seeking to force the agency to collect information on concentrated animal feeding…


Specialist Says Northwest Iowa Crops Withstanding Heat

  Crops in northwest Iowa are holding up pretty well with the recent heat spell.  Iowa State University Field Agronomist…

South Dakota Pulse Processors To Start Construction Next Month

South Dakota Pulse Processors are moving forward with their processing facility near Harold and hope to be able to start…

South Dakota State Fair Officials Raising Funds For New 4H Building

Thursday South Dakota State Fair officials were busy with the opening of their 2013 fair. Along with the usual activities,…

Nebraska Extension Specialist Says Keep Cattle Cool This Week

University of Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson says he’s heard of no cattle death losses from the heat…

NPPC Trade Specialist Not Surprised Russia Still Banning Ractopamine

Russia’s director of trade agreements recently said that U.S. meat exporters are ready to supply their market with ractopamine free…

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South Dakota Dairy Group Official Hoping Immigration Bill Passes

House Judiciary Committee Chair, Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants tougher enforcement on the recent surge in immigrants seeking asylum at U.S.…


Natural Resource Defense Council Proposing Crop Insurance Change

Natural Resource Defense Counsel officials are proposing a change in the federal crop insurance program that encourages producers to improve…

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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.