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South Dakota Spring Wheat Looking Good

The West River Spring Wheat Crop is looking very good and getting close to being harvested while Winter Wheat is…

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Lands Council Likes Appropriations Measure

This week the House Interior Appropriations Committee sent out a measure allocating funding for the Interior Department, EPA and related…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants Crop Insurance Implemented

The Nebraska Farm Bureau wants USDA to move quickly in implementing a key crop insurance provision contained in the 2014…

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Large Corn Crop May Not Be A Record

The historically high state and national corn ratings would suggest a near to record crop this season, but not all…

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Legislator Says House Highway Bill Has Positives

Tuesday, the U.S. House passed an $ 11 Billion dollar highway bill. South Dakota State Senate Transportation Chairman Mike Vehle…

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Board Continues Hearing On Auction Barn Proposal

Tuesday, the South Dakota Animal Industry Board tabled a license application hearing for Stockmen’s Incorporated to operate a livestock auction…

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Growers Say No To Soybean Checkoff Referendum

USDA has announced the results of the request for referendum on the soy checkoff. United Soybean Board Secretary Lewis Bainbridge…

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Downy Mildew Showing Up In Sunflowers

National Sunflower Association officials surveyed 70 fields in South and North Dakota over the past two weeks and found a…

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Kansas Wheat Crop Less Than Average

Kansas farmers have harvested a little over 90 percent of their wheat crop this year. Kansas Wheat’s Marketing Director Aaron…

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Consumers Take Farm Tour

Sioux Falls area consumers got to tour an artesian cheese making business, a grain elevator and a Crooks, South Dakota…

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Japanese and U.S. trade negotiators are meeting in Washington DC this week with the hope of resolving outstanding issues on…

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Nebraska Foundation Establishes Tornado Relief Fund

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation has launched a tornado disaster relief fund to provide emergency help for producers in the…

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South Dakota Grower Defends Biotechnology

This week, the House Ag Subcommittee held a hearing looking at biotechnology and the importance of it to the ag…

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Farm Bureau Still Hoping For Immigration Reform

A coalition of leading business groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation are not giving up on trying to get…

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WNAX Tractor Ride In Its Eighth Year

The WNAX Tri-State Old Iron Association Tractor Ride kicks off today in Yankton, South Dakota. The event is in its…

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Nebraska Farmers Lose $ 10 Million In Elevator Failure

Losses are still being tallied in the collapse of the Pierce Nebraska grain elevator. Nebraska Public Service Commission Legal Counsel…

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Minnesota Governor Asks For Disaster Declaration

Governor Mark Dayton is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 16 additional counties in Minnesota as a result of…

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NGFA Brings Rate Challenge Plan To STB

The National Grain and Feed Association has proposed a new rule and brought it to the Surface Transportation Board to…

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Ethanol Official Not Pleased With RFS Delay

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency’s final rule on volumetric requirements for biofuels this year has been delayed because…

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NCBA Wants Interpretive Rule Discarded

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has filed comments on EPA’s interpretive rule regarding the Clean Water Act. They’ve asked the…

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Waste Water Rates Are Due to Change

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With a new water treatment plant in the works, the City of Yankton will be changing rates to fund the loan needed to make changes.

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Avera Medical Group is Offering State Employees Options

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The new state health care plan has South Dakota state employees worried about their out of pocket costs for certain…

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School Destroyed in Tornado Will Still Hold Classes

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With help from Sioux City Public Schools, Wisner-Pilger Middle School will have furniture for classes this fall.

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Iowa’s Water Situation Looks Better

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The increased moisture throughout the midwest this year has improved Iowa's previous drought conditions.

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Iowa Governor Responds to Tyson Plant Decision

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The Tyson plant located in Cherokee, Iowa will close in September, leaving about 450 people without jobs.