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Conservation District Leader Calls For Farm Bill And Government Re Opening

 

Bird conservation groups are asking the President and Congressional leaders to finish a five year farm bill as soon as possible.  South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts President Frances Fritz is joining them and agrees that enrollment which is closed now for the Conservation and Wetlands and Grasslands Reserve programs all need to be open.

Fritz says to accomplish that, not only does the farm bill need passage but the government needs to pass a continuing resolution and get back open for business so needed programs like these can go forward.

She says besides closing of Farm Service Agency offices, the Womens Infants and Children program needs funding and many other government services need to be provided.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…