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NPPC President Sees Many Trade Opportunities Ahead

 

Late last week, USDA released its outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade and is projecting fiscal year 2013 ag exports will reach $ 140 billion. That would be a new record. National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk says there’s a lot of opportunities on trade going forward.

Spronk says because there are so many vital trade programs involved in USDA’s budget, passage of a full five year farm bill becomes even more important as the September 30 deadline looms.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says that trade promotion programs return 35 dollars in economic benefits for every dollar invested.

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…