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Search Process Underway For New State Fair Manager

South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch says he’s in the process of working with a committee to find a new…


POET Official Says Strong RFS Volume Rule Needed

Renewable Fuel businesses are anxiously awaiting EPA’s decision on the volume requirements for the R-F-S for 2014. POET’s Director of…


Minnesota Vets Conduct PED Virus Study

Veterinarians at the Swine Vet Center at St. Peter, Minnesota recently conducted a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Study. Dr. Steve Tousignant…


American Meat Institute Asks Court For Re Hearing On COOL

The American Meat Institute has requested a rehearing from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in their challenge of the…


Stock Growers Working With Senators In Defending COOL

32 Senators including John Thune and Tim Johnson of South Dakota have signed onto a letter supporting Country of Origin…

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EPA Extends WOTUS Rule Comment Period

EPA has extended the public comment period on their proposed Waters of the United States Rule. The agency says their…

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BNSF Official Says They’re Making Progress On Rail Issues

An official with BNSF Railroad says they’re making progress on the rail service issues plaguing the agricultural industry and can…


Attorneys General Comment Against EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Rule

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joined fellow attorneys general from 10 other states in filing comments opposing EPA’s proposed…


New SDSU Complex To Feature Soy Turf

The new Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the SDSU campus features a field manufactured from a soybean based synthetic grass.…


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…

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator


The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate


The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.