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Ethanol Coalition Aids Cellulosic Plant In Getting EPA Rule Change

On Monday, Groundbreaking was held in Galva, Iowa for Quad County’s new cellulosic ethanol facility that uses the fiber for…

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Ag And Cooperatives Coalition Wants Better Competition For Railroads

A coalition of more than 35 ag groups and cooperatives have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on…

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Nebraska Producers Want Action On Climate Change

A group of farmers, ranchers, agribusiness people and politicians gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska over the weekend to call for support…

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SD Ag Official Says Certified Beef Program Will Last

The recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Northern Beef Packers does not mean the end of the South Dakota Certified…

Cattle Group Seeks To Intervene In COOL Case

The United States Cattlemen’s Association is seeking intervener status in the court action filed by U.S. and Canadian meat groups…

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Likes Legislation To Prevent Sue And Settle

A measure that passed out of the House Judiciary Committee last week seeks to end sue and settle litigation. That…

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NCBA Says Japan Election Results Positive For Trade

Last week the Liberal Democratic party of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo was returned to power following elections. Both the National…

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Nebraska Farm Group Opposes Smithfield Sale

The U.S. government is conducting a secondary review of Smithfield Foods pending takeover by China’s largest meat producer. The Committee…

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Farmers Union Weighs In On CFTC Hearings

Hearings were held this week in the House on the future of the Commodity Future’s Trading Commission.  Farmers Union disagrees…

NCBA Backs House Committe Plan To Chop EPA Budget

National Cattlemen Beef Association members are supporting a House committee proposal to chop the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency.…

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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.