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Minnesota Dairy President Concerned About Major Feed Shortage

Midwest Livestock producers are facing a feed shortage crisis. That’s partially because this year 750,000 acres of alfalfa have been…

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House To Mark Up 2014 Fiscal Year Ag Approprations Bill

The House is expected to mark up the 2014 fiscal year agricultural appropriations legislation sometime this week or next. It…

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Sierra Club Pleased Court Action Moving On Keystone Project

Court action is moving forward on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone Pipeline project. A Nebraska judge has ordered that a trial be…

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Market Traders Disappointed By USDA Report

USDA’s June supply and demand report disappoint market traders.  The agency left soybean acreage, production and ending stocks numbers unchanged…

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National Milk Group Happy With Progress On Immigration Bill

Immigration debate is moving in the U.S. Senate….

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Center For Rural Affairs Likes Senate’s Farm Bill

The approval of the farm bill in the Senate this week is a step in the right direction. Center for…

South Dakota Farm Bureau President Pleased At Senate Farm Bill Approval

The Senate’s passage of the farm bill this week is critical for farmers and ranchers who need to know the…

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Farm Bill Amendments Likely To Surface

The Senate’s passage of the farm bill this week means it’s now up to the House to pass their own…

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Ag Secretary And Minnesota Governor Launch Pilot Water Project

Monday, Ag Secretary and Minnesota Governor officially launched a new agricultural water quality…

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Corn Board Concerned With GMO Labeling Law

Connecticut became the first state to pass a law requiring labeling for all food products containing….

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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal

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One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed

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South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.

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More Money Requested For Higher Education

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South Dakota legislators will again be asked to provide higher funding levels for the higher education system.