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Farm Leader Says SNAP Cut Compromise Mentioned Earlier

  It appears Farm Bill negotiators have reached a compromise on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program cuts, one of the…

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NCBA Excited Over China Possibly Opening Up To Beef Trade

Friday, China promised to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. beef and to speed up work on opening its market…

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County Commission Chairman Supports Dairy Permit

Last week The Lincoln County South Dakota Planning and Zoning Board approved a permit for a 4,250 head dairy. County…

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Lincoln County South Dakota Zoning Board Approves Dairy Permit

The Lincoln County South Dakota Planning and Zoning Board approved a permit for a 4250 head dairy. Planning and Zoning…

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NCBA Excited About Max Baucus Possibly Being New Ambassador To China

Democratic officials say President Obama intends to nominate Montana Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China. Earlier this year the…

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Ethanol Coalition Vice President Concerned About RFS Proposal

  A bi partisan group of Senators led by Iowa’s Chuck Grassley met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week…

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United States Cattlemen’s Group Worried About Bio Lab In Kansas

  U.S. Cattlemen Association members are concerned the federal budget that has passed both houses of Congress contains funding for…

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NCGA Weighs In With EPA On Water Regulations

This week, The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting of their scientific advisory committee that included representatives from the National…

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Farm Credit Services Of America Sends Record Dividend Payment

Farm Credit Services of America have sent cash back dividend payments to their customers for 2013.  Farm Credit’s Chief Financial…

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NPPC Leader Wants Trade Representative To Push For Market Access

A group of Senators wrote to US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to push…

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

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The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

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School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

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Early Voting To Start

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Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.