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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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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.