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Study Shows Irrigation Benefitted Nebraska’s Economy In 2012

Study Shows Irrigation Benefitted Nebraska’s Economy In 2012

A study funded by the Nebraska Farm Bureau and conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions of Des Moines, Iowa shows farmers using irrigation were able to contribute $ 11 billion to the state’s economy in 2012.  Spencer Parkinson of Decision Innovation says the impact from irrigation was significant.

Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says the last study was conducted in 2003 and since then, better technology has led to even better advancements with irrigation by producers.

Nelson says it’s noteworthy that farmers are using less water, being more productive and having a better impact on the environment than in the past.

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…