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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.…

South Dakota Cattle Group Neutral On RFS Waiver Issue

National Livestock and Renewable groups are at odds over the Renewable Fuel Standard. While NCBA and the American Petroleum Institute…


Minnesota Dairy Group Working For Immigration Reform Legislation

Immigration debate is continuing in Congress.  The Minnesota Milk Producers Association likes the Gang of 8 plan being worked out…


Minnesota Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With EPA Hiking Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency says Minnesota officials aren’t doing enough to control water pollution in the state’s lakes, rivers and…


Study Shows Ethanol Not Responsible For Higher Food Prices

A recent ABF Economics study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that biofuels are not responsible for rising food…

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Poll Shows South Dakotans Back Immigration Reform

  A 29 state poll that surveyed 14,500 people from June 2 to June 10 shows most favor the Senate’s…


NPPC Expecting Tough Negotiations On Free Trade Deal

National Pork Producer Council officials are in Europe this week just ahead of the beginning of trade negotiations between the…


Biodiesel Supporters Push For Retention Of Renewable Fuel Standard

Over 100 biodiesel supporters from across the country spent much of this week lobbying Congress on support for keeping the…


Grazing Improvement Act Heads To Full House

This week the House Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the Grazing Improvement Act on a 27 to 15 vote. …


Yankton Ag Gala Set For June 18

The Yankton Ag Chamber will be holding it 8th annual Ag Gala next Tuesday June 18.  Nate Franzen with First…

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Another Winter Storm Moving into the Northern Plains


Another winter storm will move into the area Sunday night through Tuesday.

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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.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.