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China Approves Drought Gard Corn

China, has granted regulatory approval for Monsanto’s Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids.  Lisa Safarian, U.S. Row Crops Lead for Monsanto says China…


Novozymes Buys TJ Technologies

Novozymes has acquired TJ Technologies based in Watertown, South Dakota.  The acquisition is yet another important step in building Novozymes’…


NE Cattlemen Push Beef License Plate

Nebraska cattlemen want the state department of motor vehicles to approve a specialty license plate that says “Nebraska the Beef…


Bones Part of Conservation Exchange

Former State Ag Secretary Walt Bones is joining several South Dakota couples participating in a conservation exchange with Louisiana.  As…


Immigration Reform Tough in House

Last week the Senate voted 68 to 32 to approve immigation reform legislation.  Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers…


Senate Farm Bill Introduced in House

Last week Iowa Democratic Congressmen Dave Loebsack and Bruce Braley introduced the Senate’s version of the farm bill in the…


USDA Corn Acreage Shocks Trade

USDA’s June Acreage report was a huge surprise to the trade.  Soybean acreage was a record 77.73 million acres and…


Minnesota Cattlemen Want Neutral Stance On RFS

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association along with the National Turkey and Chicken groups are backing legislation in the Senate to…


Iowa Cattle Group Not Comfortable With RFS Repeal Efforts

Some regional cattle groups afflicated with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are taking a different approach on the Renewable Fuel…

Farm Bureau Leader Says Feds Have Unfinished Business

Federal lawmakers have several pieces of unfinished business which if not take care of soon will have detrimental impacts on…

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A Dialysis Center Opens at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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A new outpatient dialysis center has opened at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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SD Businesses Watching Ballot Issues


There will be eleven ballot issues for South Dakota voters to consider in next November’s election.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.