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California Dairies Relocating To Interstate 29 Corridor

South Dakota’s dairy recruitment efforts are starting to pay off, beyond just the addition of the Bel Brands cheese plant…

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Ag Groups Express Concern With DOT Proposed Rail Rule

Thirty national and state agricultural groups are calling on the Department of Transportation to reconsider new rules on rail tank…

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Regional Support Given For New SDSU Swine Unit

The new $6 million swine facility at SDSU came together with unprecedented regional support. Pork and soybean producers from Iowa…

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SDSU Breaks Ground On New Swine Facility

The ground breaking was held Friday for the new SDSU Swine Unit in Brookings. SDSU Ag Dean Barry Dunn says…

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South Dakota Governor Welcomes New Cheese Plant

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard welcomed Bel Brands USA to Brookings during Friday’s grand opening. He says the entire region…

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Bel Brands Holds Grand Opening In Brookings

The grand opening for the $144 million Bel Brands cheese plant was held in Brookings on Friday. Frederic Nalis CEO…

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Corn Executive Concerned About Rail Shipping Costs

Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota sent a letter to the US Department of Agriculture,…


Rural Affairs Official Pleased With Speciality Crop Grants

Last week Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced nearly $ 118 million in grants are being made to strengthen markets for…

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South Dakota Ag Economic Impact Study Released

This week the South Dakota Department of Agriculture unveiled the South Dakota Agricultural Economic Impact Study. State Ag Secretary Lucas…

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Study Shows Reliability Of Soybean Shipments

International soybean customers prefer the reliability and predictability of U.S. shipments compared to those from Argentina and Brazil. That’s according…


NCBA Hails Veto Of California Anti Antibiotic Law

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is pleased that California Governor Jerry Brown this week vetoed legislation that would have curbed…

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R CALF Wants Stronger AntiTrust Enforcement

R CALF wants the Obama administration to follow through on earlier promises and bring stronger enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws…

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Nation’s Cooperatives Set Record Last Year

Kicking off National Cooperatives month, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nation’s cooperative set a record in 2013 with…


Ag Secretary Says Railroads Need To Catch Up

Rail officials should have anticipated the large grain harvest farmers are dealing with and should have been ready with adequate…

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Farm Bureau Pleased Brazil WTO Case Resolved

Wednesday the United States and Brazil settled a ten year old World Trade Organization dispute over Cotton. The ruling keeps…


NFU Says Ag Secretary To Propose New Beef Check Off

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack met this week with the beef checkoff working group and with National Farmers Union to talk…

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National Milk Group Still Working For Immigration Reform

House Speaker John Boehner says there is still time to do an immigration overhaul. Prior to recessing the House failed…

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Biodiesel Board Files Complaint With European Commission

The National Biodiesel Board has filed comments with the European Union Commission challenging what it calls unfair trade duties that…

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U.S. And Brazil End WTO Cotton Case Dispute

Today, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the U.S. and Brazil have reached agreement to…

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Ranchers Continue Recovery From Last Year’s Atlas Blizzard

This month marks the one year anniversary of the Atlas Blizzard that killed tens of thousands of livestock in West…

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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.