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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Sioux Falls Catholic Bishop Paul Swain; Treat Refugees as People in Need

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has joined with other governors from across the country to express concerns about federal policies on Syrian refugees.

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SD Retailers Dealing with Lots of Competition

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While a number of stores will be open today, most retailers start early and stay late tomorrow, on “Black Friday.”

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SD PUC Ready to Decide on Dakota Access Pipeline

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission may make a decision Monday on the route application for the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Group Gathers to Protest Refugee Policy in Iowa


Around 50 people gathered outside the state capitol in Des Moines to rally against Governor Terry Branstad's order blocking Syrian refugees from settling in Iowa.

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Expect More Security at UNL – Iowa Game


Husker fans are being urged to arrive early at the Nebraska-Iowa game Friday.