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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.

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The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.

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PHOTOS: Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525

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All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.

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Surface Transportation Board Reform Bill Passes Committee

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South Dakota Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised the committee’s bipartisan passage of his Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill.

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RiverWalk Benefit to Fund Yankton Sculptures

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There will be few new bartenders in downtown Yankton this evening.

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Day of Calling to Benefit Mount Marty Scholarship Fund

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Mount Marty alumni will be getting a phone call today from students and other college officials reaching out for scholarship donations.