ethanol plant

Support Not Equitable for Ethanol

An Iowa Renewable Fuel official says an oil pipeline being considered for the state is eligible for many more government…

exports 2

Labor Deal Protects Ag Exports

Farmers in the northwestern cornbelt are relieved exports will continue to move through the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Longshoremen ratified…

EPA Not “Enemy of Agriculture”

The Environmental Protection Agency is not an enemy of U.S. agriculture. That was the response from Region 7 EPA Administrator…

Vilsack at AFBF

Dairy Margin Protection Program Announced

Producers can sign up for the farm bill’s new Dairy Margin Protection Program, starting September 2. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom…

immigration reform

President Taking Immigration Action

President Obama is expected to announce soon a number of changes to immigration policy. The President has been frustrated by…

DOJ Logo

Tyson Required to Divest to Buy Hillshire

Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department announced it will require Tyson Foods to divest Heinold Hog Markets in order to proceed…

EPA logo

EPA Reaction to Waters of U.S. Maps

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released maps yesterday of waters and wetlands EPA is proposing to regulate…

Steve King

King Concerned About WOTUS Maps

Iowa Congressman Steve King is alarmed by maps detailing the expansion of waters regulated by EPA under the proposed Waters…


Researchers Find PED Virus Could Become Airborne

A new study suggests airborne transmission should be considered a potential route for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. SDSU Extension Swine…

MI Locks and Dams

Iowa Ag Water Alliance Formed

Three Iowa agricultural groups, the Corn and Soybean Grower Associations and Pork Producers have formed the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance.…

manure sign

Minnesota Feedlot Study Looks At Fertilizer Value

A study funded by a grant provided by the Minnesota Corn Grower’s Association is looking at how fertilizer value is…

dairy cattle

Minnesota Milk Executive Hoping For Immigration Solution

Mexico’s President spoke this week of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two day visit to California. President…

manure sign

Minnesota Extension Hosting Manure Value Field Day

The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a fertilizer value manure field day in Lamberton today with demonstrations this afternoon.…

lightning show

Storm Hammers One Farm In Edmunds County

A severe storm over the weekend that dropped two tornados in Edmunds County South Dakota did significant structural damage to…

Dave Heineman edit 101113

Nebraska Governor Calls EPA Ag’s Biggest Enemy

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and State Ag Director Greg Ibach spoke with reporters Monday in conjunction with the Nebraska State…

white house

ACE Hoping OMB Releases RFS Decision Soon

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent over the final 2014 renewable fuel standard volume obligation rule to the White House…

pigs in confinement

NPPC Hoping WTO Ruling Will Help Trade

The World Trade Organization has ruled several import restrictions imposed by Argentina in recent years violate global trade rules. The…

Missouri River Mulberry Bend 60111

Farm Bureau Concerned With Rule Impacts

The American Farm Bureau Federation has asked a federal appeals court to reverse a court ruling regarding pollution limits in…


South Dakota Ag Department Cancels Trade Trip

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and State Beef Breeds Council has cancelled their planned trade mission to Russia that…


Majority Of Iowa Voters Back Renewable Fuels

A survey conducted of over 500 registered voters in Iowa show them overwhelmingly supporting renewable fuels, especially biodiesel and increases…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Clean Up Underway After Strong Storms

Dakota City storm 90114

Clean up is underway in Dakota City Nebraska and Sergeant Bluff Iowa after strong storms moved through late Sunday afternoon.

in Local

US Facing Critical Issues in the Mid-East

john thune

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the US needs strong leadership to confront terror in the mid-east.

in Local

Labor Day Time to Push for Higher Wages in South Dakota

Money Coins

South Dakota voters can decide on a higher minimum wage in the November election.

in Local

SD Legislative Committee Asks EB-5 Participant to Appear


The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has asked Joop Bolen to appear at it's September 24th meeting.

in Local

South Dakota Now Top Hydro-power State

mo river 51412

The Wall Street Journal says South Dakota now is one of the top hydro power producing states in the country.