USDA Raises Yields, Lowers Stocks in October Report

USDA’s October Crop Report showed an increased in row crop yields, but production, acreage and ending stocks were all lowered…

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Appeals Court Stops WOTUS In All 50 States

Today the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay order stopping implementation of the Waters of the U.S.…

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White Paper Shows RFS Proposal Threatens Farm Income

The National Corn Growers Association and National Farmers Union released a white paper showing how EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard proposal…


2015 Good Year for Hay Production, Prices Down Slightly

2015 has been a good year for hay production across the country and that has pushed prices below year ago…

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Farm Groups Want Answers on WOTUS

A total of 14 farm groups are asking the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make public…

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SD Stock Growers Develop Policy to Repeal the Beef Checkoff

At their recent convention, South Dakota Stock Growers Association members elected Mud Butte rancher Bill Kluck as their new President.…

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South Dakota 4-H Hails Success During National 4-H Week

This week is National 4-H week and the program continues to grow rapidly in South Dakota. SDSU 4-H Youth Development…

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Cattle Disappointed with Status Quo on Mandatory Price Reporting

Many cattlemen are disappointed with the outcome of the Mandatory Price Reporting reauthorization. Ed Greiman is past President of the…

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House Ag Committee Looks at Dietary Guidelines

Wednesday the House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the dietary guideline recommendations brought forward by an advisory…

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Hughes County 4-H Faces Budget Cuts

Hughes County South Dakota Commissioners have approved their 2016 budget. The budget is almost $720,000 less than last years. It…

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Pig Farmer of the Year Announced

The National Pork Board has named an Indiana farmer as their first ever America’s Pig Farmer Of the Year. Keith…

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SD State Fair Shows Positive Numbers

South Dakota State Fair attendance this year at 210,893 exceeded organizer expectations showing a slight increase over 2014. Fair Director…

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Cattlemen’s Group Sets Priorities At Convention

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association talked trade and regulatory issues at their recent convention in North Dakota. Executive Vice President Jess…

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Iowa Senator Expects Tough Sledding For TPP

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it will be a tough lift to get final Congressional approval for the Trans Pacific…

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Trans Canada Seeking Route Approval

Trans Canada officials are asking the Nebraska Public Service Commission to approve the route for their Keystone XL Pipeline. BOLD…

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Ag Secretary Reveals TPP Details

Tuesday, President Obama visited USDA and met with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss the details of the Trans Pacific…

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Senators Meet With Administration Official On RFS

A group of 14 Midwest Senators led by Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar met recently with the White House Chief of Staff…


Pork Industry Hails Trans Pacific Partnership

The 12 country negotiators including the United States have wrapped up an agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership. USDA analysis…

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National Farmers Union Wants Changes in TPP Deal

National Farmers Union officials have several concerns with the just concluded Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. NFU President Roger Johnson says…

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House Ag Committee Hearing on Dietary Guidelines

The House Agriculture Committee has set a hearing for Wednesday to review the process of developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines.…

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Candidate And Activist Forum Ahead


The South Dakota Democrat Party is hosting the Senator Tim Johnson Candidate and Activist Training Camp this weekend in Sioux Falls.

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Pheasant Season Arrives


Resident Only pheasant hunting season beings this weekend in South Dakota, while the main season starts next Saturday.

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Push On For Medicaid Expansion

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A large working group appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is looking at a plan that could expand Medicaid coverage.

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Mumps Cases on the Rise at the University of Iowa

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Cases of mumps are being seen at the University of Iowa.

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Nuts to Bats

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Bats are very active right now, and should be avoided.