Local

National Corn Growers Defending RFS And Pushing For Farm Bill

National Corn Growers Defending RFS And Pushing For Farm Bill

National Corn Grower members are in Washington DC this week for their Corn Congress. President Pam Johnson says their top priority is pushing lawmakers to get a five year farm bill approved before the present one expires the end of September.

Johnson says their second priority is defending the Renewable Fuel Standard which has come under attack from oil interests seeking to repeal it. She says the RFS has proven to not only benefit corn growers but also rural communities by providing jobs and to consumers by lessening dependence on foreign energy sources.

Johnson says it really makes a difference when producers contact their legislators and make their views known.

Corn growers are also talking about production and stewardship, trade policy and biotechnology, research and business development and grower services.

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.