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National Corn Growers Defending RFS And Pushing For Farm Bill

National Corn Grower members are in Washington DC this week for their Corn Congress. President Pam Johnson says their top…

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RFA Vice President Disputes Blend Wall Arguement

The American Petroleum Institute is putting pressure on federal officials to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. API is saying the…

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Sioux Falls Doctor Enters South Dakota US Senate Race

Dr. Annette Bosworth has declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate.  She made the announcement…

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Transportation Official Hoping For Conference On Water Development Bill

Soy Transportation Coalition officials are hoping House Senate conferees will get going on putting together water development legislation. Most of…

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NCBA Opposing EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy

A battle is brewing over the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.  Missouri Senator Roy Blount…

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Senate Ag Chair Wants House To Send Farm Bill Over

  Monday, Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow says her chamber is ready to get moving on conferencing a farm bill.…

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Land Stewardship Group Wants More Funding For Conservation

Land Stewardship Project members want the House Senate conference committee to restore at least some of the funding for the…

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Minnesota Turkey Group Wants RFS Adjusted

A fight is looming in Washington DC this year between proponents and opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Wyoming Senator…

Minnesota Congressman Concerned With Conference On Farm Bill

One of the questions for Conference Committee members will be how to meld the House’s farm only bill with the…

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Area Farmers Tour Japanese Tsunami Areas

Area farmers were in Japan last week on a trade mission and to tour the Tsunami hit areas they supported…

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Yankton Sales Tax Continues Up

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Sales tax in Yankton continue their strong growth trend.

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission To Hold Public Comment

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is gathering public comment preceding the formal hearings for Northwestern Energy’s rate hike case.

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South Dakota Senator Critical of Presidential Approach to ISIS

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has been critical of the approach of the Obama Administration to the threat from ISIS.

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South Dakota Board of Regents Names New Executive Director

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The South Dakota Board of Regents has named Michael Rush as their next Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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Iowa Lawmakers Work Ahead of Holiday

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Iowa lawmakers got an extra early start to this Memorial Day weekend.