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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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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Waste Water Rates Are Due to Change

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With a new water treatment plant in the works, the City of Yankton will be changing rates to fund the loan needed to make changes.

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Avera Medical Group is Offering State Employees Options

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The new state health care plan has South Dakota state employees worried about their out of pocket costs for certain…

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School Destroyed in Tornado Will Still Hold Classes

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With help from Sioux City Public Schools, Wisner-Pilger Middle School will have furniture for classes this fall.

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Iowa’s Water Situation Looks Better

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The increased moisture throughout the midwest this year has improved Iowa's previous drought conditions.

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Iowa Governor Responds to Tyson Plant Decision

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The Tyson plant located in Cherokee, Iowa will close in September, leaving about 450 people without jobs.