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Several Factors Countering Pressure On Ethanol Plants

Gasoline prices have been dropping across the region with some places lower than $ 2 dollars a gallon. Wednesday Crude…


CHS Official Not Surprised Farmers Locking In Fuel Needs

Some Northern Plains farmers are locking in their gas and diesel supplies now in order to be ready for the…

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Livestock Firm Gets Biotech Grant

S-A-B Biotherapeutics, a Sioux Falls company this week received a $ 3 million grant from the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.…

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Extension Vet Says Watch Livestock During Cold Snap

The cold snap can bring with it problems for livestock that are exposed to it for long periods of time.…

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BOLD Expects Veto Of Pro Pipeline Legislation

Congress is expected to take up the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, possibly this week, and with the GOP in control…


Poultry Executive Says Undercover Video Likely Slanted

The Humane Society of the United States claims an undercover investigation of a Minnesota poultry processing facility shows inhumane treatment…


Farm Group’s Major Concern Is Transportation Funding

South Dakota lawmakers return to Pierre next Tuesday for the beginning of their 2015 session. Everything gets going on Tuesday…

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Stock Grower’s Pleased With Brand Board Appointments

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed Myron Williams of Wall and reappointed Bart Blum of Reliance to the State…

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Iowa Ag Secretary Prepping For Legislative Session

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was just sworn in for his third term and will get right to work…


Minnesota Cattlemen Want To Appeal Wolf Ruling

The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association is urging the Secretary of Interior to appeal a court ruling that reclassifies wolves as…


Crop Insurance Exclusion Option Available

Many farmers now have a way to learn more about how they might exclude a really bad yield year from…

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RFA Working On Unfinished Business

Unfinished work will dominate the ethanol industry in the new year. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says…


Cattlemen Oppose No. Argentina Imports

Farm groups have submitted comments to the Federal Register opposing the proposed APHIS rule allowing importation of beef products from…


Farm Bureau Gearing Up For Legislative Session

South Dakota lawmakers return to Pierre early next month for their legislative session. The major agricultural issues for the South…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Focusing On Taxes And Roads

The major issues Nebraska Cattlemen Association members expect the Unicameral to address in the new session in January are taxes…

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Minnesota Farm Group Pushing State Issues

Minnesota lawmakers are less than two weeks away from their legislative session which starts next month. One of the challenging…


Port Strike Impacts Meat Exports

The Commerce and Labor committee will be holding hearings in January to get to look at the port slowdowns, which…


NCGA Ethanol Committee Looks At Opportunities

The National Corn Grower’s Association’s Ethanol committee has begun to look for ways to grow the ethanol market. One thing…

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Ag United Accomplishing Goals

Ag United for South Dakota elected a new president at their annual meeting. Centerville grain farmer Richard Vasgaard will lead…

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use


A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law


A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge


Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks


South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.