Agriculture

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Sioux Empire Fair Underway

The Sioux Empire Fair is underway in Sioux Falls this week and organizers are expecting big crowds.

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Vilsack Announces Dollars for Rural Electric Projects

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that $349 million is available for 15 rural electric infrastructure projects.

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Wind Energy Industry Praises Clean Energy Plan

The Executive Director of South Dakota’s Wind Energy Association sees positive potential with President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan released on Monday.

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Farm Bureau Unhappy With New Clean Energy Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the groups that is hailing President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan.

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Nebraska Farmer Named New Grains Council Chairman

Seward, Nebraska farmer, Alan Tiemann is the new chairman for U.S. Grains Council.

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CEO of Growth Energy Steps Down

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis announced Friday he’s stepping down as Chief Executive officer of the organization that lobby’s on renewable fuel issues.

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Iowa Senator Calls for Review of Cargill Deal

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wants the U.S. Justice Department’s Anti Trust Division to review the proposed acquisition by JBS of Cargill Pork.

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Short Term Highway Bill Not Ideal

Before adjourning for the August recess last week, the U.S. House passed a short term extension of the highway bill.

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Ag Secretary Considering a Poultry Disaster Program

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers, similar to what’s in place for livestock producers.

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission Funding in the Air

The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Mike Conaway, says he’ll fight any increase in funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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Wheat Quality Tour Shows Bumper Yields

The Wheat Quality Council’s Spring Wheat Tour wrapped up yesterday afternoon and the results indicated the Dakotas could be looking…

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Iowa Senator Calls for Review of JBS Acquisition

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wants the U.S. Justice Department’s Anti Trust Division to review the proposed acquisition by JBS of Cargill Pork.

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Iowa Landowners File Against Dakota Access Pipeline Company

Iowa landowners from Boone, Cherokee and Buena Vista counties have filed a lawsuit in District Court in Cherokee County against Energy Transfer Partners.

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Congress Moves on Transportation Bill

Congress has approved a highway bill ahead of taking off for the August recess.

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Ag Secretary Asks for Disaster Assistance for Poultry Producers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to what’s…

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South Dakota Attorney General Challenges Waters of the US Rule

Attorneys General from 30 states including South Dakota are asking the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to delay the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. rule.

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MN Farmers Have Questions on Buffer Rule

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has been meeting with their members updating them about the newly passed Buffer Zone law.…

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NE Ag Groups Working With Governor on Property Tax Fix

Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders are working with Governor Pete Ricketts and state lawmakers to find solutions to the rising property…

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Sheep Market Strong, Seeing Evolving Structure

The sheep industry is looking at strong demand and prices in the midst of a continued evolution in the market.…

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Consumers Caution About Biotech Crops Unfounded

Consumers should not believe everything they read or see on the internet about the evils of biotech crops. SDSU Plant…

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Onward Yankton Announces Finalists

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The original plan was to come up with five ideas for the Onward Yankton competition, but there are now six to choose from.

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Minnesota Governor Threatens to Veto Amendments

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is advising lawmakers to stay focused on helping Mille Lacs area businesses during an upcoming special session.

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Iowa Casinos Work to Help Gambling Problems

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Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos are holding events for Responsible Gaming Education Week.

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Nebraska Professor Says Iran Deal Needs Consideration

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A Nebraska professor says Congress needs to give the Iran nuclear agreement careful consideration and not just reject it outright.

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Internet Helps Small Sioux Falls Business Grow

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Online companies are becoming the preferred way to shop.