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SD Farmers Union Petition Drive on Redistricting

South Dakota Farmers Union members have begun a petition drive to place a measure on the 2016 November election ballot…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Holding Summer Conference

U.S. Wheat Associates are holding their summer conference in San Diego this week. South Dakota Wheat Commission Executive Director Reid…

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Area Farmers Elected to NCGA Board

South Dakota Corn Grower’s President Keith Alverson who farms near Chester has been re-elected to the National Corn Grower’s Association’s…

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RFA Official Questions Environmental Protection Agency Claim

Environmental Protection Agency officials have recently said there’s been no manipulation of the Renewable Identification Number market.

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Candidates Announced to Replace Stallman

Four people have emerged as candidates to replace Bob Stallman as President of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Nebraska State Ag Director Appointed to Advisory Committee

Nebraska State Agriculture Director, Greg Ibach has been appointed to a trade advisory committee.

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National Cattlemen Summer Conference Underway

National Cattlemen Beef Association members are in Denver this week attending their summer conference which runs through Saturday.

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Iowa Group Calls for Better Enforcement of Clean Water Act

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members turned in petition signatures to the State Department of Natural Resources calling for tougher enforcement.

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Pipeline Debate Continues

The debate continues in the Northern Plains as to whether or not the Dakota Access Pipeline will be approved.

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Corn Congress in Washington This Week

National Corn Growers Association members are in Washington D.C. this week attending their Corn Congress and holiday a Rally for Rural America.

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Japanese Chefs Tour Minnesota Farms

A group of chefs from one of the largest hotel chains in Japan is touring farming operations in Minnesota this…

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Bill Establishing Naitonal Standard for GMO and Biotech Labeling

The House Agriculture Committee overwhelmingly approved the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.

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JBS Buys Cargill Pork Division

JBS SA, has received a commitment for up to $1.2 billion of long-term financing to be used with cash on…

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New Organic Agreement with Switzerland

A new organic equivalency agreement between the United States and Switzerland has been signed that streamlines the trans Atlantic flow of organic trade.

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New International Hog Disease Guidelines

A new international guideline for establishing negligible risk for Trichinae in swine has been finalized by the United Nation’s Codex Commission.

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Seeks New Executive Director

The South Dakota Farm Bureau is looking for a new Executive Director.

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Majority of Producers Meet Premium Payment Requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 98 percent of producers have meet the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance in order to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments.

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Weather Conditions Promote Heat Stress in Cattle

Hot temperatures this week, mixed with high humidity will create heat stress conditions for cattle in the Northern Plains.

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Avera McKennan Cancer Doctors Tour Parker Farm

Cancer doctors from Avera McKennen toured the Bones Feedlot and Turner County Dairy near Parker, South Dakota on Friday to…

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Bill to Increase Federal Gas Tax Introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the House to increase the federal gas tax by 10 cents per gallon.

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Breastfeeding Promoted

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Society tends to have conflicted views of how new mothers feed their newborns, as breastfeeding is seen as the better choice… as long as it’s not done in public.

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Partnership Seeks To Improve Life On Reservation

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“Partnership with Native Americans” is a charity organization dedicated to improving life on reservations across the country, including nine within South Dakota and a distribution center located in Rapid City.

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House Passes Bill To Rein In Spending

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In an effort to pull the federal government back and control spending, the U.S. House passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act.

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Rabbit Fever On The Rise

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A sudden rise in rabbit fever has been reported in South Dakota, particularly in the Black Hills.

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No Major Mold Problem At USD Building

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Federal workplace experts who were invited to look at a building on the campus of the University of South Dakota found no major mold problems, but did make some environmental recommendations.