Local

South Dakota Senator Says Farm Bill Extension Won’t Provide Disaster Relief

South Dakota Senator Says Farm Bill Extension Won’t Provide Disaster Relief

 

Extending the present farm bill won’t provide any assistance to West River South Dakota ranchers hurt by the October Blizzard.  South Dakota Senator John Thune says because of that it’s important conferees agree to a new five year farm bill.

Thune says he’s spoken to Senate farm bill conferees and is hoping they’ll be able to finish up the farm bill before the end of the year.

He says the livestock indemnity provision contained in both versions of the farm bill would help the state’s livestock producers although it won’t make them whole.

Thune says there will be more pressure for a farm bill extension if a final 5 year package isn’t reached by the end of this year or early next year.

Recent Headlines

in National

California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

wildfire

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

in Agriculture

ACE Backs Senator’s STB ReAuthorization Legislation

grain car 41714

The American Coalition for Ethanol is backing South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board Re Authorization Act of 2014…

in Local

Yankton Receives Road Grant

Road Construction

The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

in Agriculture

Swine Specialist Says Don’t Let Up On PEDV Control

PigPiglets

Just because the weather is changing and the warm conditions of summer have passed doesn’t mean pork producers should lighten…

in Local

School Districts Report Scam

money 20

School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.