News

Transportation Official Lauds Signing Of WRDA Bill

Photo: WNAX

Tuesday President Obama signed the Water Resources Development Act or WRDA bill into law. The $ 12 Billion measure authorizes lock and dam and port upgrades on the nation’s waterways. Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek says the next step in the legislative process will be to pass an appropriations measure to fully fund WRDA.
Steenhoek says WRDA will help boost U.S. trade competitiveness in agriculture. He says the port upgrades will allow the U.S. to load more soybeans on U.S. ships and get them out to foreign markets.
He says a lot of that value will be seen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016.

Recent Headlines

34 mins ago in Local

Nebraska Legislators Getting Pushed on Property Tax Relief

Fresh
nebraska-state-capital

Farmers and ranchers appealed to the Nebraska legislature's Education Committee for relief from rising property taxes.

2 hours ago in Local

Yankton School Board Considers Buying RTEC Building

Fresh
YSD 31212

The Yankton School Board talked about the possibility of the district buying the RTEC building at their meeting this week.

4 hours ago in Local

SD Senate Committee Kills Death Penalty Repeal Bill

SD Capital

THE SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE KILLED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE ABOLISHED THE DEATH PENALTY IN SOUTH DAKOTA.

7 hours ago in Local

SD Senate State Affairs Committee Hears Death Penalty Repeal Bill

state capitol pierre

A bill that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota is in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning.

8 hours ago in Local

Davison County Commission Rejects Permit for Wind Farm

WindEnergy

The Davison County Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to deny a conditional use permit for a proposed wind farm just west of Mitchell.