Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in National

GM recalls 717K vehicles, not for ignition switches

generalmotors

General Motors Co. announced six recalls covering more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

in National

Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

mcdonald

Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

in Local

New Management Plan Being Developed For Lake

lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.

in Local

Board Will Name Stuff

meeting room

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.

in Local

Noem Supports Perry National Guard Decision

Kristi Noem 20513

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.