Local

Farmers Question USDA Acreage

Photo: WNAX AM

Farmers Question USDA Acreage

Doubts about the accuracy of the recent USDA acreage report has farmers asking why the agency doesn’t use the data they provide when certifying their acres in the farm program.  Iowa Ag Secretary and farmer Bill Northey says the problem is not all farmers participate in the farm program, but its more of a timing issue.

Northey says there’s also a historical precedent that has been established with surveying farmers for the report.

He says using prevent plant acres or crop insurance information would also leave some holes in the acreage data.

Recent Headlines

in National

Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

Fresh
eggs

The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.

in Election 2016, National

Republicans looking for a few good ‘losers’ in 2016

Fresh
republicancandidates

As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.

in Local

Yankton Sales Tax Continues Up

Amy Nelson 122013

Sales tax in Yankton continue their strong growth trend.

in Local

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission To Hold Public Comment

electric poles

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is gathering public comment preceding the formal hearings for Northwestern Energy’s rate hike case.

in Local

South Dakota Senator Critical of Presidential Approach to ISIS

John Thune

South Dakota Senator John Thune has been critical of the approach of the Obama Administration to the threat from ISIS.