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Trade Representative Optimistic On Tariff Issue

U.S. Trade Representative Micheal Froman was in Iowa over the weekend. He stopped at the Iowa State Fair to talk…

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Iowa Governor’s Steer Show Hits A Record

A new record was set at the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show Saturday. The show and sale raised $217,500 for…

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South Dakota Ag Secretary Working On Rail Problem

The issue of rail service for Northern Plains farmers producing a bumper crop this harvest season is becoming worse. Burlington…


Milk Group Wants GIs Addressed In Trade Talks

The National Milk Producers Federation is accusing the European Union of cutting deals with South Korea to keep out U.S.…


Common Sense Group Grows Its Membership

Common Sense Nebraska, a group started by seven agricultural groups has added 20 more members, all opposed to EPA’s proposed…

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South Dakota Bio Tech Job Growth Outpaces The Nation

Bio tech industry job growth in South Dakota is out pacing the nation. Over the recession, national bioscience employment decreased…


Nebraska Cattle Official Concerned On Beef Plant Shutdown

This week ,L. and H. Packing Company announced that due to drought they’re closing their San Antonio, Texas Beef Plant.…


ASA Says USDA Making Farm Bill Implementation Progress

USDA officials are working to implement the 2014 farm bill. Included in that is a change to the Crop Insurance…

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New Conservation Program Gets Heavy Interest

The new Regional Conservation Partnership program administered by NRCS picked up robust national interest with 600 pre proposals given to…


Minnesota Farm Leader Says Russian Ban Hurts Everyone

Russia’s ban on ag products from several countries including the United States for a year will have negative impacts on…


Minnesota Congressmen React To Russian Ag Ban

Today, Russia’s Prime Minister laid out their response to Western sanctions by announcing a ban of U.S. ag products including…


Russia Retaliates Banning U.S. Ag Products

Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to retaliate against the United States and other countries that imposed sanctions on Russia…

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Philippine Millers Looking At U.S. Wheat

Wheat milling customers from the Philippines are visiting the United States this week. The five Philippine milling customers are touring…

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Study Shows More Rural People Using SNAP

Wednesday, the Center for Rural Affairs released a study that shows more rural people than urban are participating in SNAP,…


Ag Secretary Outlines Farm Bill Implementation

Wednesday was the 6 month anniversary of the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA…


Gluten Free Labels Now In Effect

  This week new requirements went into effect requiring packaged foods have gluten free labels on them.   National Association of…

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EWG Study Shows Soil Erosion Loss In Iowa

An Environmental Working Group Study released this week shows significant soil erosion loss in Iowa this year.  E-W-G’s Senior Vice…


RFA Frustrated With EPA Delays

EPA’s proposed mandates for Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements for both 2013 and 2014 have been delayed.  Although their 2014…

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Iowa Soybean President Travels To China

  Iowa Soybean Association President Brian Kemp who farms near Sibley just returned this week following a ten day trade…


First Anthrax Case Pops Up In South Dakota

A herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County South Dakota has been confirmed to have contracted Anthrax.  South Dakota State…

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South Dakota Democrats Investigate EB-5

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The South Dakota Democratic Party is investigating the EB-5 scandal.

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Education Funding Debated

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Funding education was one of the questions brought up at the Governors forum at Dakotafest this week.

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SDSU Students Moving In


This is move in weekend for college students and parents across the state, as classes begin next week.

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Rounds Will Answer EB5 Questions

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One of the central figures in the EB-5 controversy says he has been and will continue to answer questions around the history of the economic development program.

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South Dakota DUI Law Unconstitutional


The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled the state’s DUI implied consent law is unconstitutional, following a recent ruling by the US Supreme Court.