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EPA Chief Dispels Rule Myths

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is in Missouri this week speaking with producers about the Agency’s Proposed Waters of the U.S.…

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RFA Gives Oil Companies Failing Grade

Tuesday the Renewable Fuels Association released a new consumer choice report card that gives the five major oil companies failing…

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Beef And Pork Exports Strong In May

U.S. Meat Export Federation officials say export volumes of pork and beef exceeded last year’s total in May. Meat Export…

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Fair Gets $50,000 Donation

The South Dakota State Fair’s Capital Campaign working to raise money for building of a new 4H exhibit hall is…

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No Immigration Bill Means Problems

Passage of immigration legislation by the US House this year is unlikely, and that has many disappointed. One of those…

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Some Minnesota Growers Have RePlanted

It’s been a tough year for farmers in Southwest Minnesota many of whom have seen their fields drowned out. Minnesota…

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Pork Leader Has Reporting Concerns

Producers and lawmakers have concerns about the mandatory Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus reporting announced by USDA. Iowa Pork President Jamie…

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North Dakota Rail Backlog Continues

Railroads have been working to catch up on backlogs of rail cars and shipments. Despite that effort North Dakota farm…

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NPPC Holding Fast On TPP With Japan

Trans Pacific Partnership trade negotiators began talks in Ottawa, Canada last week and are talking up until July 12. Japan’s…

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WRDA Running Into Funding Snags

When Congress returns from the Holiday break this week the Senate Finance Committee will be taking another look at one…

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Milk Group Submits Comments On Food Safety Act

National Milk Producer Federation officials have filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration over the Food Safety Modernization Act.…

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IRFA Executive Responds To EPA Rules

Last week the EPA issued a rule designed to maintain liquidity in the market for renewable identification numbers or RINS.…

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China A Prime Market For South Dakota Livestock

Deputy USDA Secretary Krysta Harden is heading off Monday to Beijing China on a five day trade mission. Harden will…

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Anthrax Confirmed In One Cow In North Dakota

Authorities confirmed a case of anthrax in a beef cow in Barnes County in South east North Dakota this week.…

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Hot Dog Council Holding Selfie Contest

Not only is July a big month for consuming hot dogs but it’s also National Hot Dog month. In honor…

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RFA Disappointed Court Won’t Hear LCFS Case

The United States Supreme Court this week decided not to hear a challenge to California’s low carbon fuel standard law.…

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Quad County Corn Processes First Cellulosic Ethanol

Quad County Corn Processors of Galva hit a milestone by becoming the first plant in Iowa to deliver commercial-scale cellulosic…

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Iowa Organic Grower Excited About Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced this week that an organic agreement has been reached between the United States and…

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NFU Leader Doesn’t Want SNAP Revisited

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says he’s looking into ways to rein in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program especially…

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Immigration Reform Dead for 2014

The debate in Congress over immigration reform appears to be dead for the year as far as any legislative fixes…

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South Dakota Attorney Addresses Legislative Committee

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An arrest warrant was prepared for Richard Benda.

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Drones Banned From Mighty Mo

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Unmanned aircraft have been banned within the boundaries of the Missouri National Recreational River on the South Dakota – Nebraska border.

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Internet Provider Sold

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A South Dakota cable, phone and internet provider has been sold, and the new owners are promising improved services.

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Power Company Expansion Approved

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Northwestern Energy is looking at a major upgrade of their electric transmission facilities in and near Yankton.

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Committee To Meet On EB5

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The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature is meeting today in Pierre.