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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…

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China Buys $ 2.3 Billion Worth Of U.S. Soy

This week while in Milwaukee, Chinese buyers agreed to purchase $ 2.3 billion of U.S. soy products. The announcement made…

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Rapid City To Host Pork Taste Of Elegance Event

Eight chefs will be competing in the third annual South Dakota Pork Producers Council Taste of Elegance competition this Sunday…

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Scholarship Fund Raiser At SDSU Beef Bowl On Saturday

The annual Beef Bowl at South Dakota State University in Brookings is set for this Saturday. SDSU Extension Beef Specialist…

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Cattle Industry Impact To Be Seen At Beef Bowl

The economic impact the cattle industry makes in South Dakota will be the focus of this weekend’s SDSU Beef Bowl…

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ACE Backs Senator’s STB ReAuthorization Legislation

The American Coalition for Ethanol is backing South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board Re Authorization Act of 2014…

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Swine Specialist Says Don’t Let Up On PEDV Control

Just because the weather is changing and the warm conditions of summer have passed doesn’t mean pork producers should lighten…

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IRFA Wants Vice President To Back RFS

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is asking Vice President Joe Biden to come forward with the administration’s support of higher…

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Musicians To Perform At Event Protesting Pipeline

On September 27th, Music stars Willie Nelson and Neil Young will be performing on the Tanderup farm near Neligh, Nebraska…

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Nebraska To Host International Conference

Nebraska which exports $ 454 million worth of ag products to Japan has been chosen to host the 2018 Japan…

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NPPC Concerned TPP Discussions Remain Stalled

Last week U.S. and Japanese negotiators met to try and resolve differences over the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. Japan has…

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RFA Wants EPA To Quit Stifling E 15

The Renewable Fuels Association is asking EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to equalize the volatility requirements for both E 15 and…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Likes Candidates Tax Cut Stance

Both of Nebraska’s candidates for Governor, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook and Republican Pete Ricketts favor property tax relief. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s…

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Cattle Group Wants Check Off Reviewed And Reformed

The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Check Off. Cattlemen’s Jess Peterson says…

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Farm Rescue Asking For Harvest Volunteers

Farm Rescue, a non profit group that assists farm families who have had a major injury, illness or natural disaster…

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USDA Announces Conservation Grants

Yesterday Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to 47 organizations. The grants…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying In Washington D.C.

Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week on their annual fall fly-in. Associate Director of Public Policy…

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Investment Return On Beef Check Off Is High

The most recent study of the beef check-off shows a high return on investment. Iowa Beef Council Director Kent Pruismann…

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South Dakota Sheep Growers Convention Set For Brookings

South Dakota Sheep Grower’s Association members are gathering in Brookings for their state convention September 26 and 27. SDSU Extension…

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Waters Of The U.S. Overreach Measure Gains Momentum

An attempt to stop federal regulatory overreach is gaining momentum in Congress. Just last week the House voted to support…

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

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The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

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School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

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Early Voting To Start

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Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.