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Trans Pacific Partnership Talks Continue

Further Trans Pacific Partnership discussions got underway in Hawaii this week.

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Waters of the U.S. Rule Meets More Opposition

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe says internal memos submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to his panel undermines the Clean Water rule.

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Agriculture Exports to Cuba Could Benefit from New Credit Legislation

Senate Appropriators have approved legislative provisions that could ease credit restrictions on U.S. exports to Cuba.

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States Combine to Discuss Pipeline Project Concerns

A group of 14 organizations from South and North Dakota, Iowa and Illinois met recently to outline concerns about the Dakota Access Pipeline planned to cross their states.

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Egg Prices Climb Due to Bird Flu

Consumers are feeling the lasting effects of the Avian Influenza outbreak in the Midwest in the form of higher egg…

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NW Iowa Crops Better than Last Year, But a Record?

Crop conditions showed an improvement in the western corn belt last week with weekend rains. Iowa’s soybean crop is rated…

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House Ag Committee Looks at Dodd Frank

Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Dodd Frank Legislation assessing the progress…

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U.S. Wants Canada to Drop Dairy Tariffs to be in TPP

Senate Finance Committee leaders told Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer, their support for a comprehensive Trans Pacific Partnership deal hinges on…

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Mixed Opinions on a Record Crop in SD

South Dakota has an excellent corn and soybean crop on tap but some agronomists are skeptical production will top last…

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Canada Responds to TPP Call to Eliminate Dairy Protectionism

Dairy is one of the contentious issues Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators are dealing with as they meet today in Hawaii.…

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Highway Bill Complicated by COOL

Congress is facing a difficult task of trying to pass a long term highway bill before the end of the…

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Farm Bureau Study Supports Pipelines

A study released by the American Farm Bureau Federation reveals that expanding pipeline infrastructure would relieve the nation’s overburdened freight…

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Biotech Labeling Bill on to Senate

The House has passed Congressman Mike Pompeo’s voluntary Biotech Labeling legislation. The National Corn Grower’s Association applauds the move. NCGA…

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TPP Talks in Hawaii This Week

Trade Ministers from the 11 countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership talks are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Hawaii.…

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NE Governor Calling EPA to Raise RFS Volumes

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is turning up the heat on EPA to increase the Renewable Fuel Standard volume levels in…

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Dakota Rural Action to Host Speaker on Animal Confinements

Dakota Rural Action, along with the Socially Responsible Agriculture project, is cosponsoring a Beyond the Barn event.

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Farmers Union Against Voluntary GMO and Biotech Legislation

Farmers Union members are disappointed with voluntary biotech, GMO labeling legislation.

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Vaccine Developed for Avian Flu in Chickens

Scientists have developed a vaccine that has tested 100% effective in protecting chickens.

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New 4-H Exhibit Hall Receives Large Donation

The South Dakota State Fair Foundation is closer to their goal of raising $ 4.7 million for the new Nordby 4-H Exhibit Hall.

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Risk of Heat Stress Rises With Higher Temperatures

Heat stress conditions for livestock are expected to increase today and into the weekend.

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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.