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South Dakota Pork President Supports TPA For The President

United States business and industry groups are urging Congress to give the White House trade promotion or fast track authority…


Ag Secretary Says He Had To Move Ahead With Second Check Off

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he did not want to move forward with a second national beef checkoff program. And…

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Sandhills Landowners Opposing Electrical Transmission Project

A group of Nebraska landowners don’t like the idea of a high voltage electrical transmission line being constructed in the…

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Farm Bureau Joines 11 Groups Reaching Agreement On Data Privacy

The American Farm Bureau Federation along with 11 other groups have reached an agreement on data privacy and security principles…


OCM Files Court Complaint Seeking Check Off Information

The Organization for Competitive Markets wants records released related to a 2013 audit of the Beef Check Off. O-C-M President…


BOLD Continues Challenging Pipeline Despite House Approval

Friday the U.S. House approved legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The measure was sent over to the…

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Farm Leader Pleased With US China Climate Agreement

At this week’s Asia Pacific Conference in Beijing, China the United States and China reached a groundbreaking agreement to curb…

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Biotech Leader Pleased With German University GMO Study

Researchers at Gottingen University in Germany have released a study that concludes genetically modified crops are good for the economy…

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ICCI Doubts Oil Company’s Analysis Of Pipeline

Strategic Economics Group’s analysis of a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa would provide an economic impact of $1.1 billion dollars…

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Grain And Feed Leader Meets With Transportation Secretary

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in South Dakota this week and met with Senator John Thune and a panel in…

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Colder Weather Heightens PED Virus Concerns

The drastic weather change in the Northern Plains this week with very cold temperatures has also led to increased concerns…

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NCBA Encouraging Producers To Comment On WOTUS

Friday is the deadline for comments on EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association officials report…

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NPPC Leader Hoping President Can Move TPP Deal

President Obama while in China this week at the Asia Pacific conference is pushing world leaders to break logjams holding…

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Organic Grower Not Fond Of Federal Crop Insurance

USDA has announced that Whole Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance policies are now available in most of the country. The…


Growth Energy Comments On LCFS In Washington State

Both Washington and Oregon state officials are looking at incorporating a low carbon fuel standard. Growth Energy has weighed in…


Iowa Senator Expects New Ag Priorities In Congress

The Republican majority in the U.S. Senate means some new priorities for agricultural issues. That’s according to Iowa Senator Chuck…

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Extension Vet Advises Watch Livestock During Extreme Cold

Wet, Cold and Windy weather hitting this week in the Northern Plains is a drastic change to what we’ve seen…

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NCGA Wants Robust RFS Volume Levels

Late last week the National Corn Grower’s Association along with six other groups sent a letter to President Obama asking…

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Dairy Leader Says Immigration Bill Needs To Pass

President Obama says he’s ready to follow through with executive action in order to pass immigration reform. House Speaker John…

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Minnesota State House Turns Republican

Last week’s election resulted in a big change in the state legislature in Minnesota. Minnesota Pork Executive Director Dave Preisler…

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Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a multiple homicide in Sisseton.

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Democrats Trying To Improve Performance


Democratic activists from across the state are coming together in an effort to better prepare future candidates for election success.

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Yankton Sales Tax Trend Positive


The positive sales tax trend for the City of Yankton is continuing.

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Rounds Looking Forward To January


South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he is glad the campaign is over, and he is looking forward to January in Washington.

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Noem Opposes President’s Immigration Order

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President Obama told the American people that the time to change the nation's immigration system is now, and he's taking action to make that happen.