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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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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal

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One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed

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South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.

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More Money Requested For Higher Education

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South Dakota legislators will again be asked to provide higher funding levels for the higher education system.