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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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State Autism Report Shows Holes in Coverage Options

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A report of South Dakota's treatments, coverage, and providers for children with autism shows that there could be more options.

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South Dakota Highway Patrol Stepping Up for Holiday

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More troopers will be on the roads this holiday weekend.

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Farm Credit Helping Producers Make Sense of Farm Bill

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A meeting will be held for ag producers to learn about the changes that are required within the new Farm Bill.

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South Dakota Students Donate 30,000 Pounds of Food

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Through their fall service project, schools across the state donated over 30,000 pounds of food just in time for the holidays.

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Holiday Fire Hazards To Watch Out For

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Christmas trees, candles, and more cooking means there will be a lot of heat, electricity, and fire potential in homes this season.