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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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ASA First Vice President Impressed By EPA Head’s Visit

  Late last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy met with ag leaders in Iowa at the State Fair.   Iowa farmer…

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Environmental Groups Unhappy With EPA Leader’s Visit

Iowa environmental groups were unhappy with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy’s visit last week to the state fair and setting up…

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Minnesota Livestock Groups Oppose RFS Waiver

  Livestock groups aren’t jumping on Big Oil’s bandwagon calling for a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard.   Minnesota Pork…

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Horse Slaughter Advocates Working For Compromise With HSUS

Horse slaughter advocates are still hoping to convince Humane Society of the United States officials and other activists to find…

South Dakota Delegation Heading To Russia On Trade Trip

Ty Eschenbaum with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture is leading a trade mission to Russia in late October. He…

Iowa Pork Producers Back King Farm Bill Amendment

The Humane Society of the United States along with several activist groups are working to try to get Congress to…

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Nebraska Ethanol Official Taking Part In Far East Trade Mission

Taking part in Nebraska’s trade mission next month to the far East is State Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller. He’ll…

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South Dakota Bio Tech Official Wary Of Anti GMO Move On Group

A group that opposes biotechnology has launched a campaign to try and get states to approve labeling plants and food…

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ACE Opposes RFS Waiver Request By Oil Groups

  The American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petro Chemical Manufacturers have petitioned the EPA to waive the…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.