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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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Increased Patrol on I-90 Memorial Day Weekend

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Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota and Minnesota will be out in full force this weekend along Interstate 90.

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Weather Trends Positive for Northern Plains

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It looks like weather trends may turn more positive for the northern plains into early summer.

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Wind Power Development May Slow Down

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Wind power development is very active right now, but the intensity could drop in the next couple of years.

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Details of Budget Plan Underway

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Republican leaders in the US House are working on details of a budget plan that would move away from sequestration in exchange for spending caps.

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Rail Line Reconstruction Continues

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More of the pieces are falling into place for reconstruction of a portion of rail line from Chamberlain west.