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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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Education To Be Legislative Session

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There will be a number of education related issues in the 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature, and not all are related to funding.

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Corrections On Nebraska Senate Agenda

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The next session of the Nebraska Unicameral will be asked to help clean up continuing issues in the state Department of Corrections.

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Legislators Prepare For Session

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South Dakota legislators are making preparations for what could be a fully packed legislative session starting next month.

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Use Tax Due

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The Christmas shopping season will soon wind down, and with lots of shopping done online, the South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents that a ‘use tax’ may be due on purchases made on the internet.

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Donated Toys To Be Distributed

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Feeding South Dakota has teamed up with Good 360 to handle a truckload of toys that has been donated by a manufacturer.