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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

PUC Has No Bills For Legislature

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Many state agencies are putting together their agenda for the South Dakota legislature.

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

New Commissioner Sworn In

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The Yankton County Commission filled a vacancy by appointing John Harper at their meeting.

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

County Commission Reorganizes

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Yankton County Commissioners re-elected Bruce Jensen to serve another one year term as chairman. The board reorganized at their first meeting of the New Year.

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Ag Secretary Trying To Get China To Approve Biotech Regulatory Process

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China recently rejected U.S. corn shipments because of the MIR-162 trait.  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he and others brought…

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

NPPC President PLeased With Market Resolution With New Zealand

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Following a long legal challenge begun in 2011, U.S. chilled and frozen pork can now enter New Zealand in retail…

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Nebraska Farmers Union Main State Legislative Goal Is Tax Reform

In Agriculture

Today is the opening day for the Nebraska Unicameral.  Senators have 60 working days this year to complete their legislative…

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

New South Dakota Wind Association Executive Director Named

In Agriculture

The South Dakota Wind Energy Association has a new Executive Director. Paul Bachman who works for D-G-R Engineering in Sioux…

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

South Dakota Pork President Says PED Virus Tops Convention Issues

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  Today the 45th annual South Dakota Pork Congress gets underway in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota. Outgoing Pork Council…

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Cyclones Remain Unbeaten

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Senior point guard DeAndre Kane continues to impress for Iowa State.

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Iowa Coach Suspended

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The Big Ten is suspending Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery one game for his actions in Sunday’s loss at Wisconsin.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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NFU Leader Applauds President For Cuba Action

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President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to ease financial restrictions on trade with Cuba. Under the order,…

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Scholarship Program Announced

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Workforce development continues to be a critical issue in South Dakota as employers struggle to find qualified workers to fill skilled positions.

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Ag Property Taxes On Legislative Agenda

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The South Dakota legislature will have to again deal with property taxes on ag land.

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Biodiesel Group Wants Permanent Fix To Tax Provision

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This week the U.S. Senate approved the tax extender’s legislation making the provisions retroactive to 2014. National Biodiesel Board’s Ben…