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RFA Chairman Says Certain Policy Needed On RFS

At a recent biofuels conference held in Minneapolis, Renewable Fuel leaders said the Obama administration has undermined the commercial success…


Sunflower Disease Showing Up Due To Wet Conditions

Phomopsis, a stalk disease that hits sunflowers first showed up in South Dakota last fall. National Sunflower Association Executive Director…

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Groundbreaking In Kennebec For New Wheat Growers Facility

Groundbreaking is being held today in Kennebec for South Dakota Wheat Grower’s new $ 45 million agronomy, fertilizer and shuttle…

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Common Sense Releases WOTUS Analysis

Tuesday, Common Sense, Nebraska, the Coalition fighting EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule unveiled their analysis of how the…

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Cattle Groups Want Present Check Off Left Alone

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association along with 41 other state cattle groups and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have written Ag…


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.…

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Today Is Winter Awareness Day


Today is “Winter Weather Awareness Day” in South Dakota.

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Employee Wins Harley


When Johnathon Egge went to work at Kolberg-Pioneer in Yankton yesterday, he didn’t know he would be taking a custom…

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Minimum Wage Forum Held

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A forum discussing Initiated Measure 18 was held in Yankton last night.

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South Dakota Prepares For Ebola


Emergency managers across South Dakota are getting guidelines on how to plan for a possible ebola outbreak.

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Disaster Recovery Field Office Closes

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The Wayne disaster recovery field office closed this past weekend. The Grand Island office closed earlier.