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House Kills Farm Bill on Spending Differences

  The House defeated the farm bill on Thursday by a margin of 234 to 195.  Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith…

National Pork Council Pleased With USTR Appointee

The Senate has confirmed Michael Froman as the new U.S. Trade Representative replacing Ron Kirk.  The National Pork Producers Council…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau President Trying To Get Federal Forage Help

Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap along with several of the group’s members are in the nation’s capital this week…

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South Dakota Bio Tech SpokesWoman Says High Court Ruling Has Ag Implications

  The United States Supreme Court has ruled that human genes may not be patented.  South Dakota Bio Tech Association…

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South Dakota Stock Growers Back Death Tax Repeal Legislation

  South Dakota Senator John Thune and Texas Representative Kevin Brady have re-introduced companion legislation calling for permanent repeal of…

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Agronomist Says South Dakota Crops Look Good

South Dakota’s good to excellent crop ratings stand at 71-percent on corn and 74-percent on soybeans.  Monsanto Field Agronomist Jeff…

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T-TIP Talks Off To A Shaky Start

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association officials want the U.S. to enter into a comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union.…

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Public Utilities Vice Chair On Grain Regulations

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chair Chris Nelson was one of the speakers at the State Farmers Union meeting…

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Administration Leaders Call For Immigration Bill Passage

Tuesday, Administration leaders spoke out in favor of Congress approving an immigration reform bill this year.  Both Ag Secretary Tom…

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Renewable Fuel Director Says API Waiver Request Will Fail

The American Petroleum Institute is asking the Obama administration to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard claiming it’s hurting the U.S.…

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Weiland Finishes Statewide Tour

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South Dakota democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland made a stop in Hudson yesterday, making it the final stop in his statewide tour.

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Missing Girls’ Deaths An Accident

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The over forty year old case of two missing Vermillion girls has been closed.

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Fewer Deer Being Donated

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The number of deer donated to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources program that uses the meat to feed the hungry in the state dropped by 15-percent this year.

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“Hush Money” Investigated

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Two top managers in the Iowa Department of Administrative Services testified before legislators for nearly two hours Monday afternoon.

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Heineman Considers Prison Reform Bill

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he hasn't had time to thoroughly consider the prison reform bill sent to him by the legislature, but says Nebraska needs to do whatever it can to avoid building a new prison.