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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…

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Novozymes Buys TJ Technologies

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Nebraska Unicameral and Governor Hold Contrasting Priorities

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was elected with a pledge of lowering property taxes as his highest priority.

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Legislature Wrapping Up Session

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South Dakota legislators are in Pierre today (Monday) for the final day of the 2015 session. The main run wrapped up on March 13th.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Wrapping Up Session

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South Dakota lawmakers are back in Pierre today to wrap up the final day of the 2015 legislative session.

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School Boards Collaborating Academics and Athletics

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Several school boards in south east South Dakota are having discussions about possible cooperative efforts that could include athletics and academics.

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South Dakota Rabies Cases Lower in 2014

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The number of rabies cases reported in South Dakota was down for the second year in a row last year, with only 21 reported.