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Legislator Says House Highway Bill Has Positives

Tuesday, the U.S. House passed an $ 11 Billion dollar highway bill. South Dakota State Senate Transportation Chairman Mike Vehle…


Board Continues Hearing On Auction Barn Proposal

Tuesday, the South Dakota Animal Industry Board tabled a license application hearing for Stockmen’s Incorporated to operate a livestock auction…


Growers Say No To Soybean Checkoff Referendum

USDA has announced the results of the request for referendum on the soy checkoff. United Soybean Board Secretary Lewis Bainbridge…


Downy Mildew Showing Up In Sunflowers

National Sunflower Association officials surveyed 70 fields in South and North Dakota over the past two weeks and found a…

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Kansas Wheat Crop Less Than Average

Kansas farmers have harvested a little over 90 percent of their wheat crop this year. Kansas Wheat’s Marketing Director Aaron…


Consumers Take Farm Tour

Sioux Falls area consumers got to tour an artesian cheese making business, a grain elevator and a Crooks, South Dakota…

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SD Officials to Meet with STB

South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch and State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist will be in Washington D.C. Friday talking with…

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EPA Funding Cut a Warning

Last week, a House Sub Committee approved legislation cutting EPA’s funding by nine percent. The Chairman noted there’s a great…

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Japanese and U.S. trade negotiators are meeting in Washington DC this week with the hope of resolving outstanding issues on…

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SD Animal Industry Board Meets

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board is meeting in Pierre today. As part of their agenda they will consider a…

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House Passes Bonus Depreciation

Thursday, the House voted 258 to 160 to pass legislation that makes permanent the fifty percent bonus depreciation of new…

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New Infrastructure Funding Approach

Results of a soybean check off study show that fuel tax revenue could be raised by a modest decrease in…


Livestock Disaster Program Updated

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says in the last 12 weeks USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states…

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Cost of Rail Delays High in MN

A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million.…


Nebraska Foundation Establishes Tornado Relief Fund

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation has launched a tornado disaster relief fund to provide emergency help for producers in the…

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South Dakota Grower Defends Biotechnology

This week, the House Ag Subcommittee held a hearing looking at biotechnology and the importance of it to the ag…

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Farm Bureau Still Hoping For Immigration Reform

A coalition of leading business groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation are not giving up on trying to get…


WNAX Tractor Ride In Its Eighth Year

The WNAX Tri-State Old Iron Association Tractor Ride kicks off today in Yankton, South Dakota. The event is in its…

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Nebraska Farmers Lose $ 10 Million In Elevator Failure

Losses are still being tallied in the collapse of the Pierce Nebraska grain elevator. Nebraska Public Service Commission Legal Counsel…

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Minnesota Governor Asks For Disaster Declaration

Governor Mark Dayton is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 16 additional counties in Minnesota as a result of…

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New Management Plan Being Developed For Lake


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.

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Board Will Name Stuff

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The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.

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Noem Supports Perry National Guard Decision

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South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.

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Home Heating Bill Now Law


A bill sponsored by South Dakota Senator John Thune that would ensure deliveries of home heating fuels in the dead of winter was passed by Congress and signed by the President.

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Pressler Floats Museum Idea

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South Dakota independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler is proposing an international North American Native American Holocaust Memorial Museum, to be built at Wounded Knee in south west South Dakota.