Local

NPPC President Says Pew Report On Modern Agriculture Not Factual

A new report from the John Hopkin’s University Bloomberg Center for a Livable Future is highly critical of modern animal agriculture.  National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk says people need to consider the source when looking at this report.

He says the charges against animal agriculture made in the report bear little resemblance to the truth.

Spronk  says he took time this week to set the record straight when he addressed the National Restaurant Association about animal agriculture’s positive impact on the environment.

The Bloomberg Center initiated Meatless Mondays and has called for phasing out certain production practices, banning certain animal antibiotics and placing new restrictions on the use of manure.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Thirteen States File Lawsuit Against EPA on Clean Water Rule

Fresh
Marty Jackley

Monday, Western States Attorneys General filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in North Dakota against the EPA and the…

in Agriculture

Senate Ag Committee AI Hearing Scheduled

Fresh
Joni Ernst

The Senate Ag Committee will be holding a hearing on avian influenza on July 7. It’s a response to the…

in Agriculture

Prime Time Gala Raises $173,000 for Feeding South Dakota

Fresh
Feeding South Dakota Logo

Over the weekend the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation held their Prime Time Gala. More than 4,700 people attended the banquet…

in Agriculture

Conservation Districts Helps Establish Soil Health Plan

Fresh
cover crop

A working group of 19 leaders met in Washington D.C. and last week released a set of recommendations on cover…

in Local

Yankton And Vermillion Hold Joint Meeting

Fresh
IMG_0787

The Yankton City Commission and the Vermillion City Council held a joint meeting last night in Yankton to talk about common issues, and expanded cooperation.