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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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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.