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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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More Flu Expected

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More cases of influenza are expected this year after the virus changed just enough so the vaccine may not be as effective as first thought.

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Committee Says Nebraska Failed To Protect Public

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A special Nebraska legislative committee has concluded that the state failed to protect the public in the Nikko Jenkins case.

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District 17 Senator-elect to Serve on Three Committees

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Arthur Rusch anticipates large issues heading into the 2015 session on three committees.

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Ag Groups Working on Property Tax Task Force

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Property tax questions are centered around the actual use of ag land across South Dakota.

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Gavins Point Dam Still Under Repair

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Renovation on the dam's spillway gates continues.