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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…


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…


Reform Coalition Wants COOL Thrown Out

A broad reform coalition of U.S. agricultural and business groups want Congress to take action directing the Ag Secretary to…


R CALF Leader Expects Tough Fight Over COOL

R CALF is hoping Congress will defend Country of Origin Labeling although their leader admits it may be an uphill…


States Receive PED Virus Reporting Requirements

The states are getting more details about their role with the mandatory Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus or PEDV reporting recently…


Dairy Leader Not Giving Up On Immigration Bill

Lawmakers on both sides of the immigration reform debate say the issue is effectively dead until after President Obama leaves…

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Legislator Says State Roads Need Future Funding

The condition of South Dakota’s roads and bridges and farm to market infrastructure system was talked about at last week’s…

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RFA Official Says CBO Report On RFS Off Base

A new Congressional Budget Office report looking at the Renewable Fuel Standard says the biofuels industry is unlikely to meet…


Hogs And Pigs Report Surprisingly Bullish

The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report was surprisingly bullish. Total inventory and kept for marketing categories both came in at…

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NPPC Sees Great Promise In Chinese Market

U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus says he wants to strengthen trade ties between America and the Asian nation. National…

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Weather Slows Down Nebraska Wheat Harvest

The cooler, wet conditions have slowed down the start of the Nebraska winter wheat harvest, but you could still see…

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Corn Grower’s Pleased With House Passage Of CFTC Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Customer Protection End User Relief Act. The measure reauthorizes and reforms the…

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South Dakota Governor’s Ag Summit To Focus On Farm Bill

The Two Day South Dakota Governor’s Ag Summit runs today and tomorrow in Deadwood with the new Farm Bill and…


IRFA Reports Record E 85 Sales In Iowa

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association reports that the state’s motorists purchased 2.7 million gallons of E 85 in the first…


NCBA Takes Issue With Chipotle

Chipotle has decided to import Australian grass fed beef and their officials say it’s more responsibly raised than meat produced…

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Range Camp Held


The Society for Range Management, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and SDSU Extension Service hosted a Range Camp for South Dakota youth to learn more about land management.

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Blood Needed


The LifeServe Blood Center is looking for volunteers to donate blood this summer.

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4-H Chooses Community Project

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The South Dakota State 4-H Youth Council has chosen the Ronald McDonald house as the state community project for the year.

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Donation For Heartland Humane Society


The Heartland Humane Society on East Highway 50 in Yankton has received a third donation from the Otto Ullrich Memorial Trust.

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Rounds: Highway Bill Stalled Due To Mistrust

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Differences between the US House and Senate are slowing the progress of any new highway funding bill.