Agriculture

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Lawsuit Filed Against MN B10 Mandate

Seven organizations representing oil and automobile companies have filed a lawsuit to strike down Minnesota’s B-10 biodiesel mandate. The group…

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Soybean Industry White Paper on Cost of Slow Biotech Approvals

A new white paper shows the high cost globally of delays in biotech soybean traits. U.S. and South American soybean…

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Avian Influenza Reason To Continue Tight Biosecurity

South Dakota State Ag Officials are reminding poultry producers to keep practicing good biosecurity.

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Legislation to Remove Restrictions on E 15 in U.S. House

Companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to remove regulatory restrictions that are keeping E 15 from the marketplace all year around.

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Iowa Cooperatives Approve Merger

Three Northwest Iowa Cooperatives have voted to merge into one company.

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EU Relaxing Stance on Biotech Crops

The European Union is starting to ease its policy regarding the acceptance of biotech crop imports, as well as the…

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Wheat Commissioner Testifies on Cuban Trade

Kansas Wheat Commissioner Doug Keesling, who farms in central Kansas, testified in front of the Senate Ag Committee this week.

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Minnesota House Passes Transportation Bill

The Minnesota House passed a ten year, $7 billion transportation bill this week.

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Branstad Tours Quad County to See Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds toured Quad County Corn Processors in Galva Tuesday to learn about…

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Poultry and Eggs Safe Despite Second Bird Flu Case in Iowa

Iowa’s second case of high path avian influenza is not a threat to food safety. Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey…

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Senate Committee to Consider Trade Promotion Authority Today

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to mark up the Trade Promotion Authority Legislation today.

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South Dakota Spring Wheat Planting Ahead of Last Year

This week USDA estimates that 73 percent of South Dakota’s Spring Wheat has been planted.

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Trade Negotiators Blame Canada for Trans Pacific Partnership Hold Up

U.S. trade negotiators say Canada is partly to blame for holding up the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

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Iowa Has Second Bird Flu Case in Chicken Flock

Iowa has its second case of high-pathogenic avian bird flu and this time it’s in a chicken operation. Monday USDA…

Know Your Farmer

Know Your Farmer Dinner Connects Farmers and Consumers

Last night’s Know Your Farmer Dinner in Vermillion was a chance for city leaders and University of South Dakota officials…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Pleased With Some Session Wins

Minnesota legislators are winding down their 2015 session and so far the State Farm Bureau is claiming a pair of major victories.

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Repeal of Estate Tax A Good Step for Tax Reform for Cattlemen

Last week’s passage in the House of the repeal of the Estate Tax is a good first step toward real overall tax reform.

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Trade Promotion Authority Opposed by South Dakota Farmers Union

Legislation introduced last week in the Senate to give the President Trade Promotion Authority is facing opposition from a South Dakota farm group.

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Reauthorization of Commodity Futures Trading Commission Continues

The House Agriculture Committee has just completed a series of four meetings regarding reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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Early Planting Can Translate to Higher Corn Yields

Farmers in the western corn belt are getting into the fields a little earlier than the last few seasons which…

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Storm Spotting Class In Yankton

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We all have to take responsibility for our own safety when it comes to severe weather.

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Rounds Votes No On Lynch

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Lorretta Lynch was confirmed by a 56 to 43 vote in the US Senate as the next US Attorney General.

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Executive Board To Meet

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature holds its first post session meeting on Monday in Pierre.

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Mental Institutes in Iowa Old, But Effective

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Four employees at the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant testified before the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee Wednesday.

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New University of Nebraska President Tours State

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is new to the position of heading up the university system...and new to the state.