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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

More Land Deals

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The South Dakota Department of School and Public Lands leased out almost twenty eight thousand acres during their summer auction last month.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Loan Rates Stabilized

In News

Interest rates on student loans have stabilized for the moment, although nothing is official yet.

Capitol

Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

South Dakota Coalition Formed To Push For Farm Bill Passage

In Agriculture

  The BACK THE FARM BILL Coalition held a news conference in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to announce their push…

CornDry

Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Yankton Chamber Joins Back The Farm Bill Coalition

In Agriculture

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the 17 groups initially making up the BACK the Farm Bill…

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

River Study Extended

In News

The public comment period for the Ponca-Niobrara Land Protection Plan has been extended to the end of September.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

AGP Expands Soybean Processing Plant In Hastings Nebraska

In Agriculture

AGP is expanding its soybean processing facility in Hastings, Nebraska.  AGP’s Vice President of Corporate and Government Relations Matt Caswell…

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Biodiesel Board Likes EPA Volume Requirements For The Fuel

In Agriculture

  Not only is the ethanol industry pleased with the Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements released by the Environmental Protection…

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Iowa Redesigns Absentee Ballot

In News

Iowa election officials hope a new design for the absentee ballot request form will remove any uncertainty voters might have — especially college students.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Abortion Video Conferencing Rules Debated

In News

The Iowa Board of Medicine has proposed rules that would no longer allow doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills via a video-conferencing system.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Grand Bargain Unlikely

In News

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns dismisses President Obama’s call for a grand bargain on tax rates and federal spending.

Recent Headlines

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

in Agriculture

Lower Net Farm Income Could Weight on Land Prices

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USDA is projecting net farm income will drop to $73.6 billion this year, down 32-pecent from 2014. It’s the result…

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

in Agriculture

Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

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Monsanto has officially backed off its latest proposal to acquire Syngenta. Syngenta’s Paul Minehart says an enhanced offer was made…