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Court Issues Injunction on WOTUS

Thursday the District Court of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction in the Waters of the U.S or (WOTUS) case.…

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Clinton Announces Rural Agenda

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled her rural agenda this week and is calling for more money to help…

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NW Iowa Swine Open House

Producers, consumers and anyone interested is invited to a tour and open house of the Dwight Mogler family swine operation…

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South Africa Keeps Trade Barriers in Place

The Republic of South Africa has not yet agreed to lift its barriers on U.S. exports of pork, poultry and…

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August 31 Deadline for SD Soybean Yield Contest

Monday is the deadline for entries in the South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest. Contest Chair Jon Schaeffer says it will…

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Lower Net Farm Income Could Weight on Land Prices

USDA is projecting net farm income will drop to $73.6 billion this year, down 32-pecent from 2014. It’s the result…

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Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

Monsanto has officially backed off its latest proposal to acquire Syngenta. Syngenta’s Paul Minehart says an enhanced offer was made…

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New Policy Advisor at SD Department of Ag

New Underwood, South Dakota native and former Senate staffer Dani Hanson, has been named policy advisor for the South Dakota…

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New School Lunch Program Costing School Districts

School lunch program changes required by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act are becoming costly for most school lunch programs…

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SDSU Gets Precision Ag Major

The South Dakota Board of Regents has given its approval for a Precision Ag Technology Major at South Dakota State…

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Consumer Report on Beef Misleading

Consumer Reports will publish an article in its October issue titled ‘’How Safe Is Your Beef’’. It details how sustainable…

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SD State Fair Runs September 3-7

The South Dakota State Fair starts next Thursday in Huron. State Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch says they’re looking for…

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China Pork Demand Strong Despite Economic Slowdown

Despite recent economic turmoil in China, the country is retaining its hunger for pork. That’s according to officials with Smithfield…

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WOTUS Implementation on Friday

The clock is ticking down to Friday’s implementation of the EPA and Army Corp’s Waters of the United States Rule.…

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Farmers Need Help Complying with New Food Safety Rules

National Farmers Union leaders are thanking a group of 14 members of Congress who have written FDA asking them to…

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Agronomist Advises Scouting For Diseases In Row Crops

Recent rains have left some Northwest Iowa farmers hoping for a record crop. However, some disease threats have popped up.…

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Nebraska Group Working On Renewable Energy Legislation

A Nebraska agricultural group along with some state legislators are gearing up for the next session of the Unicameral in…

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Fuels America Touts Benefits Of The RFS

Fuels America this week took out a full page advertisement in a Las Vegas publication aimed at President Obama during…

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Grains Council Reports Second Largest Ethanol Exports

The U.S. Grains Council reports that U.S. ethanol exports are expected to be the second largest on record this year.…

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Iowa Poultry Executive Happy For Congressional Support

Today, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is meeting with producers to get their input on assistance needed to help battle highly…

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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.