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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…

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…

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…

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 School Board Gets Facility Study Update

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The Yankton School Board got an update at their meeting last night on the facilities improvement study that is underway.

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Avera Sacred Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Recertified

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The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton were recently re certified after undergoing a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

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Yankton County Commission; Budget Reserve Fading

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Both Governor Dennis Daugaard and state legislators are telling counties to “be patient” as dollars from new taxes and fees imposed last year continue to flow down to local governments.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.