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CFRA Director Testifies On Climate Change

Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director Brian (duh-pyoo) Depew testified at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Denver on climate…

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Wheat Executive Expects Harvest Storage Issues

Rail backlogs and an expected heavy harvest in the Northern Plains has several producers on edge. South Dakota Wheat Commission…

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South Dakota Cattlmen Attending NCBA Summer Conference

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s summer meeting gets underway in Denver today and runs through August 2. South Dakota Cattlemen’s President…

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NCBA Turns Attention To WTO Following COOL Loss

Tuesday the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8 to 3 in favor of the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling…

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R CALF Says Court COOL Win A Solid Victory

Tuesday’s Appeals Court decision upholding Country of Origin Labeling is the third straight court win for the law’s proponents. R…

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Appeals Court Upholds COOL Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld USDA’s authority to issue rules implementing Country of…

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South Dakota Wheat Harvest Off To A Fast Start

Winter Wheat harvesting is well underway across South Dakota. State Wheat Commission Executive Director Reid Christopherson says yields across Central…

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FCSA Forms Strategic Alliance

Farm Credit Services of America and Frontier Farm Credit of Kansas have signed a letter of intent to form a…

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Pork Leader Says Court Antibiotic Ruling Positive

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has ruled FDA is not required to hold hearings regarding…

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NFU And Coalition Want Merger Reviewed

A coalition including the National Farmers Union is urging the U.S. Justice Department to do a more extensive review of…

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NASCAR Reaches E 15 Milestone

  Over the weekend, NASCAR reached a milestone as racers reached the six million mile mark on using E 15…

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Hail And Winds Damage Bon Homme County Crops

Saturday morning a hail and wind storm swept through Bon Homme County South Dakota entering on the northwest side.  County…

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Chief Ag Trade Official Speaking To Grains Council This Week

  Chief U.S. Ag Trade negotiator Darci Vetter will speak to U.S. Grains Council members at their 54th Board of…

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Dairy Leader Sees Possible Chance For Immigration Bill

  The recent wrangling over the border crisis involving tens of thousands of young migrants coming into the United States…

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Iowa Farm Bureau Summit Looks At Land Values

Last week Iowa Farm Bureau members gathered in Ames for their third annual two day economic summit.   President Craig Hill…

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Minnesota Cattle President Pleased With Wolf Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued 500 more wolf hunting and trapping licenses this year over last year.…

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State Ag Leader Advises Farmers Make Storage Plans

The backlog of rail cars needed for harvest in the Dakotas has not eased. Reports of how bad they are…

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Petition Drive Started On Farm Payment Limits

  The Center for Rural Affairs has begun a petition drive in Iowa to ask the Obama administration to close…

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Farm Leader Says Let Local Schools Decide Meals

  This week the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing looking at school lunch nutrition standards. Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow…

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Conservation Leader Concerned At Wetland Loss

This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a report detailing the loss of wetlands over the last ten…

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Waste Water Rates Are Due to Change

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With a new water treatment plant in the works, the City of Yankton will be changing rates to fund the loan needed to make changes.

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Avera Medical Group is Offering State Employees Options

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The new state health care plan has South Dakota state employees worried about their out of pocket costs for certain…

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School Destroyed in Tornado Will Still Hold Classes

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With help from Sioux City Public Schools, Wisner-Pilger Middle School will have furniture for classes this fall.

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Iowa’s Water Situation Looks Better

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The increased moisture throughout the midwest this year has improved Iowa's previous drought conditions.

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Iowa Governor Responds to Tyson Plant Decision

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The Tyson plant located in Cherokee, Iowa will close in September, leaving about 450 people without jobs.