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El Nino Strengthening Going Into Harvest

The EL Nino weather pattern is currently quite strong and expected to keep strengthening going into the winter. That’s according…

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Annual Ethanol Conference Held in Omaha

American Coalition for Ethanol Board President Ron Alverson of Chester, South Dakota spoke to members at their annual conference in Omaha.

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Farmers Union Has No Stance on Clean Power Plan

National Farmers Union members have not taken a position on the President’s Clean Power Plan.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Hears Producers’ Concerns

While attending Dakota fest this week, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem heard several producer concerns.


Congress Could Pass Tax Extending Measures

When Congress returns to session next month, there will be an opportunity to pass tax extenders measures.

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Dairy Negotiations Holding Up A Trans Pacific Partnership

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators say they’re very close to reaching an agreement on the trade deal.

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New Water Rules to Become Effective Soon

In just eight days, new water rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and Corps of Engineers become effective.


Possible Redistricting Measure Receiving Support in South Dakota

South Dakota Farmers Union members, who have organized a petition drive, say they already have over 3,000 signatures.

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Bird Flu Vaccine Possibly Available

US Department of Agriculture officials are moving ahead with plans to stockpile vaccine to combat highly pathogenic avian influenza.

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Secretary of State Visits Cuba

Friday Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Cuba as the American Flag was raised at the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana.


Release of Information Spurs a Federal Lawsuit

The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau have filed a federal court brief asking for a reversal of a district court decision.

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Seed and Crop Industry Concentration a Concern for Farm Groups

Monsanto’s bid to buy Syngenta BASF now interested in a takeover has raised red flags with many farm groups.


Iowa Tyson Plant to Close

Friday’s announcement that Tyson is permanently closing its beef plant in Denison Iowa is disappointing for the state’s cattle producers.


Minnesota On Track for Bumper Crop

Minnesota is on pace for record crops this year.

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CHS Invests in CF Industries

CHS announced this week the company is investing $2.8 billion in fertilizer maker, CF Industries.


COOL Receives Renewed Support from South Dakota Stock Growers

The South Dakota Stock Grower Association members renewed their support of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling.


South Dakota Poultry Producers Repopulating Flocks

Most South Dakota poultry operations affected by the avian influenze are now in the process of repopulating.

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Farm Bureau Maps EPA’s Authority

Maps released by the American Farm Bureau show how the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction under the Waters of the U.S.


Cattlemen Gather for Convention in Denver

Ranchers-Cattlmen Action Legal Fund members are gathering in Denver on Friday and Saturday for their 16th annual convention.

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Iowa Fuel Retailers Receiving Help for E15

Iowa fuel retailers, who want to offer E-15 to vehicles made in 2001 and later, now have help available to them through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure program.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed


A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.

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Event To Prepare Meals

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A volunteer effort billed as "the nation's largest food packaging event" kicks-off today in Des Moines.