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Long Term Biodiesel Tax Incentive in the Works

The biodiesel industry is hoping Congress passes tax extenders legislation including the biodiesel tax incentive. Ben Evans with the National…

FSA Changes How ARC Co. Payments Made For Farm in Multiple Counties

The Farm Service Agency is changing the way farmers can calculate ARC County payments for farms in multiple counties. FSA…


USDA Invests In Ogallala Aquifer Initiative

USDA is investing nearly $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative in 2016 in eight states including Nebraska. The initiative…

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EPA Launches Nutrient Recycling Program

The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a pilot program called the Nutrient Recycling Challenge. The EPA is partnering with the…


NRDC Has Glyphosate Concerns

The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer and is allowing it to stay…


South Dakota Farmer Re-Elected USFRA Vice Chair

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has chosen their board members for 2016. Re Elected Vice Chairman is Mitchell, South…

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Turner County Board Discussing Zoning Plan

The Turner County South Dakota planning and zoning board will hold another public meeting on changes in the county zoning…

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Producers Should Consider Margin Protection Program

Dairy producers have until November 20 to sign up for the Margin Protection Safety Net program at their local Farm…

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RFA Wants RFS Part of Climate Talks

The Renewable Fuels Association has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to promote the success…

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Nebraska Farm Leader Notes Property Tax Ag Burden

Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson testifying at a legislative hearing Thursday looking at school funding and property taxes said…

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ASI Pleased Scrapie Comment Period Extended

American Sheep Industry Association officials confirm their industry has been granted a thirty day extension to comment on scrapie rules…


Pork President Pleased South Africa’s Agoa Benefits Suspended

The Obama administration has announced that starting January 1, South Africa will lose its privilege to ship into the United…

NGFA Wants Long Term Transportation Bill Passed

The House and Senate have until November 20 to conference a transportation bill. The short term extension ends on that…

Wheat Check Off Study Shows High Return

A U.S. Wheat Associates study funded by USDA’s Foreign Ag Service shows wheat producers invested an average of $ 4.9…

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Bird Flu Quarantine Lifted In Iowa

The Quarantine on 72 Iowa poultry operations has been lifted following the avian influenza outbreak that hit this spring. Iowa…

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USDA Raises U.S. Production and Ending Stocks Across the Board

USDA increased U.S. production, yield and ending stocks for corn, beans and wheat in the November Supply and Demand Report.…

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House Members Send Anti-RFS Letter to EPA Administrator

House members from 14 states, many in corn producing areas, have sent a letter to the EPA Administrator asking for…

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Sioux Falls Area Consumers Participate in Poultry Crawl

Sioux Falls area consumers participated in last night’s Ag United Poultry Crawl to learn more about the poultry industry directly…

Farm Groups Pledge Joint Support for TPP

In a joint statement, the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association have pledged support for the Trans…

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Turner County Zoning Decision Possible Tonight

The Turner County planning and zoning board could make a decision on changes in the county zoning ordinance at a…

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Another Winter Storm Moving into the Northern Plains


Another winter storm will move into the area Sunday night through Tuesday.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.