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NACD Has Concerns With Congress’s Budget Proposal

National Association of Conservation District leaders are concerned with the recent federal budget agreement ironed out that would fund federal agencies through the fall of 2015.  NACD President Earl Garber says while he’s glad Congress is working together to solve the budget dilemma, he’s concerned about cuts to conservation and more specifically the imposition of a user fee that will hurt conservation efforts.

Garber also has a problem with where that user fee money goes as it may end up elsewhere in the overall federal budget and not go towards conservation or agriculture.

Garber says it would be easier to accept a user fee if his group could be assured the money would go to some type of conservation program.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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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,…