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Biodiesel Board Officials Testify In Favor Of RFS

National Biodiesel Board officials testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce committee Tuesday in support of the Renewable…

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South Dakota State Ag Secretary Hoping For Packing Plant Recovery

South Dakota State Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch is holding out hope that a beef plant may still operate in Aberdeen.…

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Fuels America Launches Ad Campaign Defending RFS

  The Fuels America Coalition, a group of renewable fuel organizations and supporters launched an ad campaign Monday defending the…

Extension Specialist Says Some Low Test Weight Wheat Surfacing

  Some early winter wheat harvest results in South Dakota have shown some low test weights.  One field reported 47…

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Growth Energy Wants Misleading Ads Pulled By Petroleum Group

Growth Energy officials have written AAA asking them to request that the American Petroleum Institute remove advertising that portrays AAA…

Cattlemen’s Association Concerned Over Northern Beef Packers Bankruptcy

News reports out that Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen have filed for chapter 11 bankrutpcy has the state’s cattle groups…

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Stock Growers Disappointed And Concerned With Beef Plant Bankruptcy

South Dakota Stock Grower Association officials are disappointed and concerned that Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen have filed for Chapter…

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NPPC Concerned With Trade Problems With Taiwan

Trade problems with Taiwan are concerning for U.S. pork producers. NPPC Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants Congress To Approve TPA

The administration is asking Congress to pass legislation on trade promotion authority. TPA is what gives the President authority to…

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NFU Leader Pleased Senate Pushing House On Farm Bill Conference

Late last week the Senate sent their version of the farm bill over to the House so the process could…

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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.