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Milk Group Says E.U. Using Back Door Approach On GIs

Recently the European Union entered into a bi lateral trade agreement with Canada. Under the deal Canada gave up on…


South Dakota Stock Growers Oppose EPA Rule

Last week the South Dakota Stock Grower’s teamed up with the State Farm Bureau in holding a series of meetings…

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Farmers Union President Skeptical About Possible Rail Merger

Last week, Canadian Pacific Railroad officials approached CSX rail leaders about a proposed merger than would have had a market…


Nebraska Farm Group Hoping For Tax Code Revamping

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is in line to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next year if Republicans gain…

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South Dakota Producers Battling Swine Viruses

South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says since May of 2013, South Dakota has had 38 cases of swine…


Minnesota Farm Bureau Working For Property Tax Reform

Neither of Minnesota’s candidates running for Governor are likely to cut property taxes for the state’s farmers and ranchers. Incumbent…

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Search Process Underway For New State Fair Manager

South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch says he’s in the process of working with a committee to find a new…


POET Official Says Strong RFS Volume Rule Needed

Renewable Fuel businesses are anxiously awaiting EPA’s decision on the volume requirements for the R-F-S for 2014. POET’s Director of…


Minnesota Vets Conduct PED Virus Study

Veterinarians at the Swine Vet Center at St. Peter, Minnesota recently conducted a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Study. Dr. Steve Tousignant…


American Meat Institute Asks Court For Re Hearing On COOL

The American Meat Institute has requested a rehearing from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in their challenge of the…


Stock Growers Working With Senators In Defending COOL

32 Senators including John Thune and Tim Johnson of South Dakota have signed onto a letter supporting Country of Origin…

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EPA Extends WOTUS Rule Comment Period

EPA has extended the public comment period on their proposed Waters of the United States Rule. The agency says their…

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BNSF Official Says They’re Making Progress On Rail Issues

An official with BNSF Railroad says they’re making progress on the rail service issues plaguing the agricultural industry and can…


Attorneys General Comment Against EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Rule

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joined fellow attorneys general from 10 other states in filing comments opposing EPA’s proposed…


New SDSU Complex To Feature Soy Turf

The new Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the SDSU campus features a field manufactured from a soybean based synthetic grass.…


Milk Group CEO Encourages Margin Program Sign Up

Dairy producers can now sign up for the new Margin Protection Program. National Milk Producers Federation CEO Jim Mulhern says…


FSA Holding Farm Bill Meetings In South Dakota

South Dakota Farm Service Agency along with the State Farmers Union have been holding meetings across the state to help…


Consumer Study Shows More People Eating Pork

Results of a consumer tracking study released by the National Pork Board found that more American consumers rate their enjoyment…


ASA Hoping TTIP Negotiators Hold Firm On Biotech

The latest round of Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks found the U.S. and European Union at odds over…


This Year A Challenging One For South Dakota Hay Production

2014 was a challenging year for putting up alfalfa and as a result there is a shortage of high quality…

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Committee Proposes Changes To Liquor Taxes


An interim South Dakota Legislative committee has agreed to a package of bills dealing with alcohol tax changes.

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Pressler Weighs In On Ebola

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Former South Dakota Senator and current independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler disagrees with the Obama Administration on their handling of the ebola outbreak.

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Expanded Gambling On South Dakota Ballot


Voters in South Dakota next month will be deciding on expanded gaming for the casinos in Deadwood.

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Time To Think About Winter


Despite the nice fall weather, it is time to think about the onset of winter… some point.

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Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond


A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.