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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…


FCSA Forms Strategic Alliance

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


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…


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…


NASCAR Reaches E 15 Milestone

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


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…


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…


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…


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…


Farmers Must File Farm Bill Compliance Form

New Farm Bill requirements mandate producers file a form AD 1026 with their local Farm Service Agency Office. That indicates…


LSP Member Has Trade Concerns

Minnesota Land Stewardship Project members are in Washington DC this week meeting with elected officials talking about trade. New Ulm,…


Court Rules Against Portion Of Affordable Care Act

  Tuesday the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling that denies affordable care act tax credit premium…


BOLD Nebraska Holding Pipeline Protest March

  Protestors supporting Climate Change and opposing the Keystone XL pipeline project are marching across the country today.  A group…


RFA Pleased Senators Want Investigation Of Oil Companies

Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar want the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to look into alleged anticompetitive practices…


Senator Wants Long Term Highway Bill

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says a short term highway bill needs to be approved before August First. He says following…

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Drones Banned From Mighty Mo

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Unmanned aircraft have been banned within the boundaries of the Missouri National Recreational River on the South Dakota – Nebraska border.

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Internet Provider Sold


A South Dakota cable, phone and internet provider has been sold, and the new owners are promising improved services.

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Power Company Expansion Approved


Northwestern Energy is looking at a major upgrade of their electric transmission facilities in and near Yankton.

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Committee To Meet On EB5

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The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature is meeting today in Pierre.

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Drought Ends In Much Of Nebraska


A stormy, destructive June did provide some benefit to Nebraska.