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Economist Says Purchase of Smithfield by Chinese Company a Good Business Decision

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China’s largest pork processor is buying Smithfield Foods, the largest pork processor in the United States for $4.7 billion.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Glyphosate Resistant Wheat Found In Oregon

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USDA has confirmed that a glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto field tested from 1998 to 2005 was present in volunteer wheat on an Oregon farm.

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Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

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Iowa Farm Bureau officials says this year’s state legislative session was a positive one for agriculture.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

CSP Sign Up Extended Until June 14

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Producers now have until June 14 to apply to sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program as it’s been extended from the original May 31 deadline.

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FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

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This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Gas Prices Going Down Slowly

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Gas prices in South Dakota shot up just before the Memorial Day weekend.

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Gas Prices on the Way Down

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The pain at the gas pump for Minnesotans is easing just a bit.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Iowa Lawmakers Wrap Up Session

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Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2013 session last week with a series of compromises on some sticky issues.

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Extending the Debt Ceiling

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It appears that Congress will not have to make a decision on extending the debt ceiling for a while…

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Fertilizer Use Questioned

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One of the biggest expenses for Iowa farmers is the fertilizer they apply to their cropland.

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Hail And Winds Damage Bon Homme County Crops

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Saturday morning a hail and wind storm swept through Bon Homme County South Dakota entering on the northwest side.  County…

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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Chief Ag Trade Official Speaking To Grains Council This Week

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  Chief U.S. Ag Trade negotiator Darci Vetter will speak to U.S. Grains Council members at their 54th Board of…