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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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Dairy Expert Says There’s Uncertainty With Global Dairy Demand

U.S. dairy producers have been riding the wave of higher milk markets, but can that be sustained into 2015? Matt…

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South Dakota Bio Tech Summit Goers To Hear About GMOS

South Dakota Biotech’s Summit is set for Thursday at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Biotech Executive Director Joni Johnson…


HSUS Lauds Judge’s Decision On California Egg Law

Last week a Federal Judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Five states including Iowa asking the court to strike…


New RFA Chairman Focusing On RFS And Rail Issues

The primary focuses for the new Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association includes the yet to be released rule on…


Ag Secretary Moving Ahead With Second Beef Check Off Program

A working group looking at reforming the Beef Check Off has not come to any consensus. Now, Agriculture Secretary Tom…


NCBA Opposes Second Beef Check Off Plan

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is fighting a proposal by Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to create a second beef check…


California Dairies Relocating To Interstate 29 Corridor

South Dakota’s dairy recruitment efforts are starting to pay off, beyond just the addition of the Bel Brands cheese plant…

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Ag Groups Express Concern With DOT Proposed Rail Rule

Thirty national and state agricultural groups are calling on the Department of Transportation to reconsider new rules on rail tank…

SDSU Swine Unit Ground Breaking

Regional Support Given For New SDSU Swine Unit

The new $6 million swine facility at SDSU came together with unprecedented regional support. Pork and soybean producers from Iowa…

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SDSU Breaks Ground On New Swine Facility

The ground breaking was held Friday for the new SDSU Swine Unit in Brookings. SDSU Ag Dean Barry Dunn says…

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South Dakota Governor Welcomes New Cheese Plant

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard welcomed Bel Brands USA to Brookings during Friday’s grand opening. He says the entire region…

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Bel Brands Holds Grand Opening In Brookings

The grand opening for the $144 million Bel Brands cheese plant was held in Brookings on Friday. Frederic Nalis CEO…

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Corn Executive Concerned About Rail Shipping Costs

Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota sent a letter to the US Department of Agriculture,…


Rural Affairs Official Pleased With Speciality Crop Grants

Last week Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced nearly $ 118 million in grants are being made to strengthen markets for…

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South Dakota Ag Economic Impact Study Released

This week the South Dakota Department of Agriculture unveiled the South Dakota Agricultural Economic Impact Study. State Ag Secretary Lucas…

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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.