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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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SD Legislators Looking for Government Benchmarks

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The South Dakota Legislative Planning Committee spent several hours at their meeting this week talking about performance and benchmarks for state agencies.

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Blessing on New Yankton Apartments

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The ribbon cutting and blessing of the new Yankton Heights Apartment building was held yesterday (Wednesday).

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Survey Shows Economy Cooling

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The latest survey of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies shows they're expecting the state's economy will be cooling off in the coming six months.

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Website Shows How Nebraska Ranks

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Information on how Nebraska ranks among the states on a number of issues is only a click of the mouse away.

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Fischer: The More, The Merrier In Presidential Race

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At last check there were at least sixteen Republicans running for president.