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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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Weekend Safe Driving Campaign Kicks Off Friday

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South Dakota Highway Patrol officers will be joined by local law enforcement to reduce the number of deaths along Interstate 90.

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Nebraska Seeking Assistance from SBA

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Governor Dave Heineman has sent a request to the Small Business Administration for assistance to help home and business owners recover.

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Office of School and Public Lands Sees Increased Revenues

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Deputy Commissioner, Ryan Brunner, says the office was able to return more money to South Dakota's public schools.

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Lawsuit Against President Supported by South Dakota Representative

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Congresswoman Kristi Noem supports a move to sue the President.

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Eastern Iowa Leading Lottery Sales

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The majority of the top selling lottery locations in Iowa are based in the eastern half of the state in particular retail outlets.