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SD Farmers Market Soybeans in Europe

Nearly a dozen farmer leaders on the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council just returned from a trade mission…

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Pulse Processors Receive First Approval

The South Dakota Pulse Processors have received preliminary approval for their $ 700,000 rail siding project for their facility near Harrold, South Dakota.

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Comment Period Extended for Dietary Guidelines

North American Meat Institute officials are pleased the comment period for the recommended dietary guidelines have been extended until May 8 of 2015.

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Committee to Begin Changing COOL Law

Next week the House Agriculture Committee is expected to begin marking up legislation to repeal or modify the country of origin labeling law.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Backing Estate Tax Repeal

Legislation calling for repeal of the Estate Tax is expected to be heard in the House Ways and Means Committee next week.

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Environmental Groups Disapprove House Budget Resolution

Environmental Working Group officials are not happy with the House Budget Resolution released this week.

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Budget Resolution to Cut Ag Spending

The U.S. House budget resolution they’re proposing would direct the House Ag Committee to cut $ 1 billion over 10 years.

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Iowa Senator Calls for Action Against Des Moines

The lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Waterworks against Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties has drawn the ire of a Northwest Iowa State Senator.

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South Dakota Stock Growers Against Extra Check Off Dollar

Thirty two Agricultural groups, including South Dakota Stock Growers, sent a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and to leaders of the House and Senate Ag Committees asking them to reject the dollar increase in the Beef Check Off.

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Farm Credit Services Distributes Record Dividends

This week Farm Credit Services of America is mailing $160 million in cash-back dividends to its customer-owners. Senior Vice President…

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Trade Promotion Authority Discussed By Farmers Union

Trade and trade promotion authority was part of the discussion at the just concluded National Farmers Union Convention in Wichita, Kansas.

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South Dakota Cattlemen’s President Pleased with Check Off Group

The leader of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is encouraged by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the majority of organizations involved in the Beef Check Off working group.

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SD Farmers Visit Schools During Ag Week

As part of National Ag Week farmers are visiting schools across South Dakota to teach students about where their food…

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Farm Bureau Leaders Head to Washington

State Farm Bureau leaders were in Washington D.C. last week working on a number of issues.

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U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Calls for Further Check Off Reform

The majority of the beef industry groups involved in the Beef Check Off working group have signed a memorandum of understanding that calls for a dollar per head increase in the beef check off.

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Railroads Could Pay Safety Upgrade Tax

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is proposing Railroads pay for a safety upgrade tax that would amount to $ 100,000 annually.

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Pleased with Infrastructure Funding

South Dakota Farm Bureau officials are pleased with state legislative passage of the infrastructure funding legislation.

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Higher Farm Bill Costs Could Lead to Cuts

Last week the Congressional Budget Office projected higher costs for the Farm Bill programs than it expected in 2014, shortly after passage of the measure.

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Governor Signs Raw Milk Measure

Friday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed SB 45, a compromise measure that defines raw milk for human consumption.

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Higher Insurance Rates Possible for Truckers

National Grain and Feed Association leaders are concerned about a proposed Department of Transportation Rule that could lead to significantly…

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Day of Calling to Benefit Mount Marty Scholarship Fund

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Mount Marty alumni will be getting a phone call today from students and other college officials reaching out for scholarship donations.