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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…

Farm Bureau Leader Excited About Dakota Fest

IDEA Ag owned by the American Farm Bureau Federation has purchased Dakota Fest which opens today on the Schalffman farm…

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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

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Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.

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Economist Questions Economic Report

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A recent report that shows the best and worst taxpayer return on investment places Nebraska at number two. Creighton University…

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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.