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South Dakota Representative Disappointed At Failure To Pass Farm Bill

Thursday the House failed to approve the farm bill by a vote of 234 to195. South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem…

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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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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant

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As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

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While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.