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Economist Says Purchase of Smithfield by Chinese Company a Good Business Decision

China’s largest pork processor is buying Smithfield Foods, the largest pork processor in the United States for $4.7 billion.

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Glyphosate Resistant Wheat Found In Oregon

USDA has confirmed that a glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto field tested from 1998 to 2005 was present in volunteer wheat on an Oregon farm.

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Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

Iowa Farm Bureau officials says this year’s state legislative session was a positive one for agriculture.

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CSP Sign Up Extended Until June 14

Producers now have until June 14 to apply to sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program as it’s been extended from the original May 31 deadline.

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FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

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Range Camp Held

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The Society for Range Management, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and SDSU Extension Service hosted a Range Camp for South Dakota youth to learn more about land management.

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Blood Needed

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The LifeServe Blood Center is looking for volunteers to donate blood this summer.

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4-H Chooses Community Project

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The South Dakota State 4-H Youth Council has chosen the Ronald McDonald house as the state community project for the year.

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Donation For Heartland Humane Society

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The Heartland Humane Society on East Highway 50 in Yankton has received a third donation from the Otto Ullrich Memorial Trust.

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Rounds: Highway Bill Stalled Due To Mistrust

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Differences between the US House and Senate are slowing the progress of any new highway funding bill.