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Japanese Trade Team Tours SD

A Japanese trade team has been touring South Dakota and the U.S. to get a sense for the yield and…

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Farm Program Sign Up Beginning

Farmers will soon be signing up for the new farm bill and the complexity of the programs will require some…

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South Dakota PUC Grants Intervener Status To 43 Groups

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has granted intervener status to 43 groups with an interest in the recertification process…

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NFU Leader Says TPP Will Fail Without Japan

Although negotiators are trying to paint a bright picture for some type of agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership Talks are…

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Nebraska Senator Wants EPA To Consult With Congress On Rule

This week at a campaign stop in South Dakota for Republican Senate Candidate Mike Rounds, Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns said…

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National Milk Producers Federation Tweak Animal Care Program

At their annual meeting this week the National Milk Producer Federation’s Board of Directors voted to require each dairy marketing…

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NCBA And PLC Ask Feds To Withdraw Waters Of The U.S. Rule

Tuesday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association along with the Public Lands Council filed comments on EPA and The Army Corps…

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NFU Sees No Problem With Delay Of COOL Appeal

This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the administration won’t likely appeal the WTO ruling against U.S. Country of Origin…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Concerned At Fish And Wildlife Rule

The Nebraska Farm Bureau has submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a proposed rule that would…

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SDSU Researchers Working On PED And Other Pork Viruses

New Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea research conducted at SDSU’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab is helping pork producers in dealing…

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EPA Responds To Interpretive Rule And WOTUS Criticism

The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to Some Senator’s Concerns that their Interpretive Rule put out along with their Waters…

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Pork Executive Pleased Tests Now Quicker For PED Virus

SDSU Animal Disease Research And Diagnostic Lab researchers have been able to speed up the testing time for presence of…

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Pork Industry Certifies A Common Audit Tool

After 18 months of industry collaboration, the pork industry has developed….and had certified a common audit tool. Minnesota Pork Executive…

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Iowa Cattle Group Pleased With New Water Rules

New Iowa Clean water rules went into effect this week. The new regulations are designed to increase livestock operation inspections…

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ICCI Wants New Water Rule Strengthened

New Clean Water rules went into effect in Iowa this week. While the regulations call for inspections of large livestock…

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Senators And Ag Leaders Want Intrepretive Rule Thrown Out

Senate Ag Committee Republicans including South Dakota’s John Thune are asking EPA to withdraw its so called interpretive rule that…

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Citizens Group Files Lawsuit Against EPA

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics has filed a lawsuit against the EPA because the agency failed to produce communication records…

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National Milk Producers Federation Holding Annual Meeting

Attendees at The National Milk Producer Federation’s Annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas today through Wednesday will be talking about a…

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Farm Group Concerned About Delay Of Tax Extenders Bill

Congress has yet to deal with tax extender’s legislation that includes several provisions important to farmers and ranchers. There is…

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Iowa Premium Beef Holds Ribbon Cutting In Tama, Iowa

Thursday Iowa Premium Beef held the ribbon cutting for its Tama processing plant. Private investment of $40 million has been…

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Candidates for South Dakota District 17 Legislature Disagree on Medicaid Expansion

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The candidates running for District 17 Legislature have different ideas about the expansion of Medicaid for South Dakota.

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South Dakota District 17 Legislative Candidates Talk Education Funding

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Four candidates for the South Dakota Legislature have different opinions about education funding.

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South Dakota Highway Rated Safe

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Captain John Broers is District Commander for the Motor Carrier Division of the State Highway Patrol.

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Program Promotes Business Development

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One Million Cups could lead to some significant business development.

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Pipeline Certification To Be Opened Up

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will allow forty three people and organizations to have a say in the certification process for the Keystone XL pipeline.