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NFU President Says COOL Opponents Know They’re Losing

Canadian Ag officials are threatening retaliation unless the U.S. throws out its Country of Origin Labeling Law. They’re also pressing…

NPPC President Concerned About Possible COOL Retaliation

Canadian Ag Minister Gerry Ritz says his country is serious about seeking retaliatory tariffs if the United States doesn’t change…

NFU Leader Says One Month Farm Bill Extension Would Be Acceptable

National Farmers Union Leaders who have opposed an extension to the new farm bill now say a one month delay…

South Dakota State Vet Says FMD Discovery Positive Development

USDA Ag Research Service scientists have discovered a new way to fight foot and mouth disease. By using interferons which…

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Cattle Leader Hoping New Beef Plant Owner Will Start Processing Soon

Last week, White Oak, a San Francisco, California Investment firm submitted the winning bid for the Northern Beef Packing Plant…

White Oak Investors Bid To Buy The Northern Beef Packing Plant

Thursday, White Oak investors of San Francisco California, former lender to Northern Beef Packers submitted the winning bid of $…

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Past NCBA President Testifies In Favor Of EPA RFS Volume Requirement Plan

Thursday, EPA took testimony on their 2014 proposal to lower the RFS volume requirements for biofuels.   Past National Cattlemen’s Beef…

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Biodiesel Supporters Testify Against EPA RFS Volume Requirement Proposal

Thursday, a group of nearly two dozen Biodiesel Industry representatives testified at an EPA hearing on their 2014 RFS volume…

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South Dakota Farmers Union Gearing Up For South Dakota Legislative Session

South Dakota Farmers Union leaders are gearing up for the South Dakota State legislative session which begins in just over…

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Dairy Group Hoping For Farm Bill This Year, Immigration Bill Next Year

  National Milk Producer Federation Officials says its crunch time for Congress trying to come to agreement on their two…

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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.