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South Dakota Coalition Formed To Push For Farm Bill Passage

  The BACK THE FARM BILL Coalition held a news conference in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to announce their push…

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Yankton Chamber Joins Back The Farm Bill Coalition

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the 17 groups initially making up the BACK the Farm Bill…

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AGP Expands Soybean Processing Plant In Hastings Nebraska

AGP is expanding its soybean processing facility in Hastings, Nebraska.  AGP’s Vice President of Corporate and Government Relations Matt Caswell…

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Biodiesel Board Likes EPA Volume Requirements For The Fuel

  Not only is the ethanol industry pleased with the Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements released by the Environmental Protection…

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Ethanol Coalition Pleased With RFS Volume Requirements Set By EPA

  The Environmental Protection Agency has released the final Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. American Coalition for…

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Senator Says Its Up To House To Move Farm Bill

At a stop in Yankton Tuesday, South Dakota Senator John Thune says he’s hoping they’ll be able to complete a…

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R CALF Disappointed Judge Temporarily Stops Horse Slaughter

  A Federal Judge has granted a Temporary Restraining order against USDA to prevent the inspection of horse slaughter facilities…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Official Says REINS Act Positive For Agriculture

The House has passed the REINS Act which requires Congressional approval of regulations expected to have an economic impact of…

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South Dakota Pork President Says Activists Don’t Understand Agriculture

Mercy for Animals is carrying their message this week in South Dakota and Iowa in front of Walmart stores in…

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Activist Group Protesting Hog Housing In South Dakota And Iowa

Activist group, Mercy for Animals is holding a protest outside Walmart Stores this week in South Dakota and Iowa. Today,…

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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.

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Branstad Pushes For Bullying Bill

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says private schools should be included in any anti-bullying measure the legislature passes this year.

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Filibusters Dominate Nebraska Legislative Session

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Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Greg Adams of York, understands many will remember this past legislative sessions for its filibusters as much as anything else.

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Autism Bill Signed

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill that requires some health insurance plans to cover screenings and therapy to children with autism.