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Iowa Corn Growers President Defends Bio Tech Crops

Iowa Corn Growers President Defends Bio Tech Crops

In conjunction with World Food Prize week which takes place Wednesday through Friday in Iowa, a panel discussion on GMO crops is being held in Des Moines later this afternoon.  Iowa Corn Growers President Roger Zylstra who farms in Jasper County east of Des Moines says GMO’s or bio tech crops have been proven to be safe and are necessary to feed a growing world population.

Zylstra says farmers are being environmentally responsible by growing biotech crops.

He says scientific studies have shown that biotech crops are not only safe but also sustainable.

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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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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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…