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USDA to Allow Beef Imports From Brazil and Argentina

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is moving ahead with two rules that will allow imports of fresh beef from 14 states…

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UNL to House New Drought Risk Management Research Center

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will house the new Drought Risk Management Research Center. It will be established at the National…


Farm Groups Happy with STB Reform Bill

South Dakota Corn Grower leaders met with Senator John Thune in Sioux Falls this week to get updated on his…

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More States Pile on Clean Water Rule Lawsuit

This week Attorneys General from now 27 states, including South and North Dakota and Nebraska, filed suit against the EPA…


USDA Reports Lead to Rally in the Grains

While the U.S. is looking at bigger quarterly stocks than a year ago in all crops, corn and soybean estimates…

Marty Jackley

Thirteen States File Lawsuit Against EPA on Clean Water Rule

Monday, Western States Attorneys General filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in North Dakota against the EPA and the…

Joni Ernst

Senate Ag Committee AI Hearing Scheduled

The Senate Ag Committee will be holding a hearing on avian influenza on July 7. It’s a response to the…

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Prime Time Gala Raises $173,000 for Feeding South Dakota

Over the weekend the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation held their Prime Time Gala. More than 4,700 people attended the banquet…

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Conservation Districts Helps Establish Soil Health Plan

A working group of 19 leaders met in Washington D.C. and last week released a set of recommendations on cover…

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National Dairy Council Celebrates 100 Years

The National Dairy Council is celebrating their 100 year anniversary in 2015. The council’s mission has been to provide science…

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Congress Using Appropriations to Force Dietary Guidelines

Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would force the Dietary Guidelines Committee to follow sound science…

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Soy Transportation Coalition Supports Port Legislation

Last week, South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Ports Performance legislation passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and…

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Iowa and Nebraska Officials Ask For RFS Hearings

Both Nebraska’s and Iowa’s Congressional delegations have asked EPA to hold hearings on their Renewable Fuel Standard proposal in their…


USDA Report Shows Less Hog Expansion Than Expected

Friday’s Hogs and Pigs Report came in mixed with near term supplies higher than expected, but expansion plans turned out…


COOL Hearing Looks at Retaliation and Voluntary Program

The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing Thursday to look at Country of Origin Labeling and what’s at stake regarding…

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Ethanol Supporters Rally , Testify to Support RFS

Ethanol supporters rallied in Kansas City Thursday and testified at an EPA hearing regarding their Renewable Fuel Standard proposal. American…

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Petroleum Industry Tells EPA to Keep the Blendwall

Thursday, EPA held a public hearing in Kansas City to take testimony on their Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal. The agency’s…

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High Court Ruling to Impact Rural Americans

Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Obama administration can continue to subsidize health insurance purchases by lower income Americans…

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Ethanol Industry Rallies at EPA Hearing on RFS

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comment today in Kansas City on their RFS proposal. Over 250 Corn growers…

Darci Vetter 2015

TPA on Way to President, Sets up TPP

Trade Promotion Authority passed in the Senate yesterday and is now on its way to the President’s desk for his…

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Bosworth Sentenced To Prison, Sentence Suspended


Dr. Annette Bosworth has been sentenced to prison for her conviction of violating election filing laws.

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Business Index Climbs Slightly

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, climbed a little for June.

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Blue Ribbon Committee Starts 2nd Round Of Meetings

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The next round of meetings for the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education in South Dakota begin next week, and could stretch into late October.

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Legislative Committee Has Questions

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There were lots of questions for the Department of Revenue from members of the Government, Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature this week.

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Drought Concerns Fade

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Recent concern that drought conditions might creep back into Iowa have been washed away by continued and sometimes heavy rainfalls.