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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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Transportation Bill Moves Closer to Finalization

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A major transportation funding bill will be up for final action next week in the South Dakota legislature.

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Official Revenue Numbers on the Way for Legislature

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The next big step for South Dakota lawmakers will come next week when they get the official revenue numbers for the current fiscal year, and the latest estimates for the next year.

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Bill Killed to Allow Cities to Raise Funds With Sales Tax

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A bill that would have allowed cities in South Dakota to raise their sales tax for specific projects was in front of the House State Affairs committee today.

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Napa Junction Development Still Possible

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The Yankton County Commission heard this week that development prospects at Napa Junction are not dead.

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Pipeline Project Still Alive

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Despite the failure of Congress this week to override the President’s veto of the Keystone XL bill, the project is not dead.