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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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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.