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Trade Promotion Authority Debate Continues

The battle over Trade Promotion Authority continues after a cloture failed vote in the Senate earlier this week.

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Hog Permits Prompt Iowa Counties Survey

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement officials are pleased with the results of a local control survey sent out by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

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House Passes Regulatory Integrity Protection Act

The House has voted to pass the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act.

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First Avian Influenza Case in NE, Two More in SD

Two more avian influenza cases have been reported in South Dakota, this time in the southeast. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin…

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CFTC Reauthorization Bill Moving in House

The House is set to mark up the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or CFTC Reauthorization Bill. House Ag Committee Chair…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Watching Legislative Issues

Minnesota Farm Bureau members are keeping their eye on some agricultural issues as the State Legislature winds down their 2015 session.

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Iowa Landowner Gets Odd Proposal from Pipeline Company

A Southeast Iowa landowner claims an oil company representative offered him the services of a prostitute in exchange for allowing access on his property to the pipeline.

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South Dakota State University Adds Two Minors

South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture has two new minors and an addition from another department.

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House Committee to Look at Rail Regulations

The House Transportation subcommittee will hold a hearing looking at freight rail regulations this week.

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USDA Projects New Crop Soybean Stocks at 500 Million Bushels

The USDA Supply and Demand report had a few surprises but the biggest was the 500 million bushel new crop…

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Farmers Union Members Push For COOL

South Dakota Farmers Union members are working to gather support from Congress and the Administration to keep Country of Origin Labeling intact.

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West River Snow Less Drastic Than Atlas

The weekend storm that brought over a foot of snow in some places in West River South Dakota did not have the drastic effects of the Atlas Blizzard.

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Black Hills Snow Helps Moisture Levels for Ranchers

Over the weekend, a storm packing over a foot of snow hit West River South Dakota mainly in the Black Hills and the Rapid City area.

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Sheep Industry Concerned About Proposed Labor Law

American Sheep Industry leaders are concerned about a proposed Department of Labor rule that would rewrite the H-2-A sheep herder rule.

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SD Winter Wheat a Failure but Spring Wheat Off to a Good Start

This year’s winter wheat crop is in poor condition due to winterkill and even though the spring wheat is off…

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Planting Progress Ahead of Normal in Northwest Iowa

Monday’s crop progress report showed planting well ahead of average in Iowa. Corn planting was pegged at 83-percent verses the…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Hopeful for Override of Veto for State Gas Tax Increase

Nebraska Farm Bureau members are working to convince State Senators to vote for an override of the Governor’s Veto on the gas tax increase legislation.

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EPA Submits Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent its proposal for renewable fuel volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Highway Trust Fund Expires at the End of the Month

The Highway Trust Fund expires May 31, so time is running out for Congress to pass an extension to fund road and bridge projects.

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Biofuels Supporters Rallied in Watertown

Ethanol industry representatives attempted to get President Obama’s attention to talk biofuels policy while he was in Watertown, South Dakota Friday.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Surpasses Goal for Feeding South Dakota

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The 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive this month had mail carriers dropping off the mail while picking up donations of food from the nation’s mailboxes.

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission To Hold Public Comment

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is gathering public comment preceding the formal hearings for Northwestern Energy’s rate hike case.

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South Dakota Senator Critical of Presidential Approach to ISIS

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has been critical of the approach of the Obama Administration to the threat from ISIS.

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Onward Yankton Creates Community Poll

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After 50 days, the search for Yankton’s next ‘big idea’ has hit the halfway point.

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Yankton Sales Tax Continues Up

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Sales tax in Yankton continue their strong growth trend.