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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

King Blasts Embassy Closings

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Iowa Congressman Steve King opposes the Obama Administration’s decision to close 19 U.S. embassies in Northern Africa and the Middle East all week due to terror threats.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Dentist Shortage In Nebraska

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Out of the 93 counties in Nebraska, 48 are designated as a dentistry shortage area and 20 counties don’t have a dentist at all.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Economist says Minimum Wage Increase Is A Bad Idea

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im Vokal is the Executive Director of the Platte Institute and says they conducted a study on how minimum wage increases impact workers and the economy. He doesn’t recommend it.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Activist Group Protesting Hog Housing In South Dakota And Iowa

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Activist group, Mercy for Animals is holding a protest outside Walmart Stores this week in South Dakota and Iowa. Today,…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Pork Leader Says Housing Decisions Best Left To Producers

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The question of whether gestation crates should be used should be up to individual pork producers. That’s according to National…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

R CALF Passes Policy Backing Sheep Industry And COOL

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R CALF members wrapped up their convention in Pierre, South Dakota over the weekend by passing a resolution in support…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Work On Property Tax Continues

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The change to taxing farmland based on what it produces is still a work in progress in South Dakota.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

American Farm Bureau Buys Cygnus

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The American Farm Bureau announced Monday they’ve purchased Cygnus Business ag media events and publications.  This includes Dakotafest in Mitchell,…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

OCM Wants NCBA Removed As Beef Checkoff Contractor

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The Organization of Competitive Markets wants the Cattlemen’s Beef Board to remove the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as a contractor…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Twins Smashed By Royals

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Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Kansas City Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.

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TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

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The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Trans Pacific Partnership Talks Continue

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Further Trans Pacific Partnership discussions got underway in Hawaii this week.

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Waters of the U.S. Rule Meets More Opposition

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Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe says internal memos submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to his panel undermines the Clean Water rule.

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Agriculture Exports to Cuba Could Benefit from New Credit Legislation

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Senate Appropriators have approved legislative provisions that could ease credit restrictions on U.S. exports to Cuba.