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Groups Calling for Repeal of the RFS

The American Petroleum Institute, Environmental Working Group and Action Aid USA are calling for repeal of corn ethanol mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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SDSU Swine Facility Receives Donation

Hubbard Feeds, a leading U.S. commercial animal nutrition company, has recently donated $50,000 for new swine and cow calf research facilities.

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Corn Growers Return from Trip to Cuba

National Corn Grower representatives just got back from a trip to Cuba.

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Beef Producer Concerned At Dietary Recommendations

Faulkton area South Dakota beef producer Stacy Hadrick who represents the state Farm Bureau on the South Dakota Beef Industry…

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Rural Affairs Group Opposing Packer Ownership Bill

The Center for Rural Affairs is opposing legislation that’s passed out of the State Senate Ag Committee that will allow…

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Farm Group Watching Legislative Bills

The South Dakota 2015 legislative session is winding down and the State Farmers Union is hailing recent passage of the…

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United States Pork Exports Growing

United States pork exports passed the 6 billion dollar level for the fourth year in a row with 4.8 billion…

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FFA Members Taking South Dakota Tour

The South Dakota State FFA Officers are participating in a statewide business and industry tour this week. State FFA Reporter…

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Economic Advisors Push for Trade Promotion Authority

Fourteen top Presidential economic advisors from both parties going back to Gerald Ford are asking Congress to give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority.

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Iowa Ag Summit Featured Potential Candidates

Over the weekend, nine potential Republican presidential candidates appeared at an Iowa Ag Summit.

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E Verify Legislation Moves Forward

Late last week the House Judiciary Committee passed out the Legal Workforce Act, a measure that mandates E Verify.

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Positive Report From FDA On Milk Residues

An FDA report shows the country’s milk supply is safe and virtually free of drugs.

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Nebraska Gas Tax Proposal Supported by Farm Bureau

Nebraska State Senator Jim Smith of Papillion is sponsoring a bill to raise the state gas tax 6 cents a gallon. The intent is for the money to go to funding infrastructure repair and upkeep.

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Nebraska Farmland Values Slip

For the first time in several years, the average Nebraska farm land price has gone down.

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Concerns Arise Over Merging Cooperatives

The president of one South Dakota farm organization that works with cooperatives says he’s been hearing many concerns from members of co-ops that are looking at merging.

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Facts on a 6-million Head Chicken Farm in SD

Yesterday proponents gathered near Parker to get the facts about a proposed 6-million head chicken farm just northwest of the…

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SD Property Tax Bill Killed

Last week the South Dakota legislature shot down a measure that would have funded and allowed a summer study committee…

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Farmers Union Still Opposing TPA

Friday, 8 former Secretaries of Agriculture came out in favor of Congress giving Trade Promotion Authority to the President. Farmers…

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Farm Bureau President Pleased At TPA Support

The push to give the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with just an up or down vote of Congress…

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NACD Outlines Conservation Funding Priorities

National Association of Conservation District leaders are weighing in on their conservation appropriation priorities with members of Congress. NACD President…

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New Superintendent for Sioux Falls Schools Not Unfamiliar With the Job

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The Sioux Falls School District will be led by the current Superintendent of the Kearney (NE) School District.

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Taxes and Fees For Roads and Bridges in SD Go Up April 1

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The 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature has ended. Lawmakers had one final day on Monday to decide on three bills vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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South Dakota Legislative Session Ended

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The 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature has ended. Lawmakers had one final day on Monday to decide on three bills vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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Medicare Changes in House Budget Resolution

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The US House passed a budget resolution that could make major changes in how Medicare operates.

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SD Rail Service Getting Back On Track

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Access to rail car and costs were big problems for producers and elevators across South Dakota for most of the last year.