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ACE Pleased With FTC Response On Ethanol Concerns

Federal Trade Commission officials have responded to Senator’s concerns of oil companies alleged anticompetitive practices preventing consumers from using higher…

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Wheat Growers Coop Holds GERT Farm Safety Demonstration

  GERT which stands for grain engulfment rescue trainer is a portable safety simulator used by South Dakota Wheat Growers.…

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Climatologist Says South Dakota’s Late Crops Looking Good

  South Dakota’s farmers are in a little better shape than growers in other parts of the Western Corn Belt…

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South Dakota Conservationist Says Much Learned From The Drought

Weather conditions have done a one eighty from last year’s heat and drought, to more normal conditions this summer.  South…

US Cattlemen’s Tour Focusing On Defense Of COOL

U.S. Cattlemen Association leaders are touring the Dakotas and Montana the next couple of weeks focusing on defense of Country…

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Senator Thune Advisor Says Crop Insurors Need Good Reinsurance Deal

Many crop insurance agents are concerned with what may happen with the negotiation on the standard reinsurance agreement for crop…

South Dakota Winter Wheat Disappointing This Year

South Dakota farmers had one of their worst winter wheat crops in history this year.  State Wheat Commission Executive Director…

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NCBA’s September Priorities Farm Bill And Immigration Reform

The top priorities for National Cattlemen Beef Association members coming out of their summer conference is getting completion on immigration…

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Iowa DNR Spokesman Says Close To Reaching Environmental Deal

  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is close to working out an agreement with EPA on regulation of the…

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NFU Leader Agrees With NCSL On Need For Nutrition Title

The National Conference of State Legislatures is urging Congress to reauthorize federal nutrition programs that were left out of the…

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SD House Debate on School Funding Bill Halted by Procedural Move

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A potential vote on a bill that would raise the state sales tax by a half cent was halted by a procedural move in the South Dakota House yesterday.

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Fargo Police Officer Shot, Not Expected to Survive

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A FARGO NORTH DAKOTA POLICE OFFICER WHO RESPONDED TO A DOMESTIC INVOLVING AN ARMED SUSPECT IN A NORTH FARGO HOME WAS SHOT AND MORTALLY WOUNDED LAST NIGHT.

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Iowa Senators Disagree on Education Funding

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A debate over funding for K-12 education in the Iowa Senate included claims that many schools could be forced to cut their literacy programs.

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Nebraska Colleges & Universities Requesting Money for Construction

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The Nebraska State College System is seeking roughly 50-million dollars for building renovations and new construction on its three campuses.

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Nebraska Legislators Getting Pushed on Property Tax Relief

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Farmers and ranchers appealed to the Nebraska legislature's Education Committee for relief from rising property taxes.