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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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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.