Local

National Pork Council Pleased With USTR Appointee

The Senate has confirmed Michael Froman as the new U.S. Trade Representative replacing Ron Kirk.  The National Pork Producers Council is pleased with the appointment. NPPC Vice President and Trade Counsel Nick Giordano says Froman is a good choice for the position and will be helpful for agriculture and the pork industry.

Giordano says while Froman doesn’t have an agricultural background, neither have most of the past Trade Representatives. He thinks Froman will handle the Trans Atlantic Trade Initiative Partnership talks well and will need to hit the ground running as that will be a difficult deal to negotiate.

He says Froman will need to hold the Europeans feet to the fire on coming to the table on working out their non tariff trade barriers and phytosanitary issues

Recent Headlines

in Local

Clean Up Underway After Strong Storms

Dakota City storm 90114

Clean up is underway in Dakota City Nebraska and Sergeant Bluff Iowa after strong storms moved through late Sunday afternoon.

in Local

US Facing Critical Issues in the Mid-East

john thune

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the US needs strong leadership to confront terror in the mid-east.

in Local

Labor Day Time to Push for Higher Wages in South Dakota

Money Coins

South Dakota voters can decide on a higher minimum wage in the November election.

in Local

SD Legislative Committee Asks EB-5 Participant to Appear

JeanHunhoff131

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has asked Joop Bolen to appear at it's September 24th meeting.

in Local

South Dakota Now Top Hydro-power State

mo river 51412

The Wall Street Journal says South Dakota now is one of the top hydro power producing states in the country.