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Senate Committee Defeats Anti RFS Measure

This week the Senate Banking Committee defeated an amendment that tried to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard. Iowa Renewable Fuels…


Former Congressional Aide Named South Dakota Deputy Ag Secretary

Cresbard, South Dakota native Kyle Holt has been named the new State Deputy Agriculture Secretary. Holt says he’s been busy…

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Farm Bureau Agrees With Poll Calling For ESA Revision

A Morning Consult Poll shows most Americans think the Endangered Species Act is outdated and needs to be revised. The…


Chicken Farm Opponents Win Court Case

Turner County South Dakota landowners who challenged the county’s zoning ordinance approving a large chicken farm have won a court…

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BOLD Director Expects President To Turn Down Pipeline Project

BOLD Nebraska officials say now that Trans Canada has given up on its fight in Nebraska Court against landowners challenging…

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Landowners Attorney Pleased TransCanada Giving Up Court Case

Trans Canada officials have said they’re pulling out of the lawsuit filed by over 100 Nebraska landowners challenging their right…

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South Dakota Stock Growers Holding Annual Convention

The South Dakota Stock Grower’s Association will hold their annual convention in Rapid City this week. Executive Director Silvia Christen…

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President Calls For Lifting Of Cuban Trade Embargo

Speaking recently to the United Nations President Obama said it’s time to lift the U.S. trade embargo to Cuba. He…

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House Committee Chair Working On Transportation Bill Fix

The current legislation funding transportation expires October 29. House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan is working on a long…

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New Study Out On RFS And E 85

A new analysis by the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development at Iowa State University demonstrates that the statutory levels…

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EPA Announces New Farm Worker Rules

The EPA announced Monday new protections for the nation’s two million farmworkers. The standards are designed to give farmworkers health…

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Nebraskans Cautiously Optimistic About Economy

Nebraskans are cautiously optimistic about the economy… both in the U.S. and globally. Nebraska Bankers Association Chairman Mike Pate says…


Harvest Progressing with Optimistic Outlook

Harvest progress is picking up nationally and in states like Nebraska. USDA’s crop progress report indicated the U.S. soybean harvest…


Propane Prices Historically Low for Harvest

Propane prices have dropped dramatically from the record highs two seasons ago and that’s good news for farmers moving into…

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Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting Heads to President

The U.S. House ditched its version of Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting and passed the more controversial Senate version instead sending…

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Beef Checkoff Invests $42 Million in Programs

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest $42 million in programs for fiscal year 2016. Iowa Cattle Producer and Operating Committee…

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Lawmakers Ask President to Work on China Biotech Approval Delays

A group of 42 lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama last week urging him to talk with Chinese President…

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Boehner Resignation Stuns, May Not Help Food Stamp Disruption

Leaders in Washington were stunned by House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement Friday that he’s stepping down from leadership and leaving…

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SD Farm Bureau Hires New Executive Director

South Farm Bureau has hired a new Executive Director. Krystil Smit of Centerville will be taking over as head of…


SDSU Beef Bowl Celebrates the Cattle Industry

It was Beef Bowl weekend at South Dakota State University. Barry Dunn, SDSU Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, says…

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer; Russia Can’t Dictate US Military Moves

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says the United States can’t afford to sit back and allow Russia to continue military strikes in Syria.

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Firefighters Respond To Early Morning Fire

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Yankton Firefighters were called out this morning to a fire at Baldwin Filters, just northeast of the city.

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SOS’s Office Working Through Backlog


Besides handling all of the election duties, the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office is the location for most business filings in the state, from incorporations to loan and mortgage filings.

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Road Assessment Approved

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The Yankton City Commission approved a special road assessment at their meeting last night that will lead to major improvements on north Douglas Avenue.

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Future Of Football Field Studied


The Yankton School Board at their meeting last night heard results of a public survey on the future of the Crane-Youngworth football field.