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South Dakota Winter Wheat Disappointing This Year

South Dakota farmers had one of their worst winter wheat crops in history this year.  State Wheat Commission Executive Director Randy Englund says harvest totals went from 1.2 million acres last year to 600,000 this year.

Englund says bushels per acre, test weights and proteins were all low this year.

He says protein levels were between 13 and 14 percent.

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Branstad Committed To Closing Facilities

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has until July 6th to make final decisions on the entire state budget outline legislators sent him earlier this month, but Branstad's giving strong hints he'll reject the legislature's plan to keep the Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant open.

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Gas prices down headed into holiday weekend

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The decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.

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Congress Using Appropriations to Force Dietary Guidelines

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Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would force the Dietary Guidelines Committee to follow sound science…