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NPPC Wants Congress To Approve TPP

National Pork Producer Council leaders have been reviewing the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement released this week. NPPC’s…

NFU Opposing Trade Deal After Reviewing Text

The full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership has been released and the National Farmers Union still has concerns with…

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House Passes Long Term Transportation Bill

Thursday, the House passed a six year transportation funding bill on a 363 to 64 vote. The next step is…

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Administrator Says FSA Loans Are Effective

USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini says their loan guarantees and direct loan programs are effective. He says the…


House Committee Hearing Looks at Renewable Fuels Standard

Tuesday, the House Science Committee held a hearing looking at the costs and benefits of the renewable fuel standard. Renewable…

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Senate Approves Resolution to Kill WOTUS

Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution to withdraw the EPA and Army Corps Waters of the U.S. rule by…

NRDC Defending Waters of the U.S. Rule

The Natural Resources Defense Council is defending the Waters of the U.S. Rule after attempts to kill the measure this…


Deere and Climate Corp Strike Deal

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation have signed agreements that will bring advanced connectivity and agronomic data management for…

SDFU Delivers Petition Signatures for Independent Redistricting Measure

Wednesday, the South Dakota Farmers Union delivered over 40,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office on their ballot…

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Senate Passes Resolution to Stop WOTUS

The Senate has passed a joined resolution of disapproval on the Waters of the U.S. Rule by a vote of…

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Justice Department Approves Sale of Cargill Pork to JBS

The U.S. Justice Department has approved the sale of Cargill’s Pork Unit to JBS. The National Farmers Union is opposed…


Sunflower Harvest Ahead of Normal with Big Yields

The sunflower harvest is ahead of normal in the Dakotas with 69-percent of the crop harvested in South Dakota and…

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Canadian Officials Deny Slowing TPP

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says Canada is holding up the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership, largely because of…

Trans Canada Asks State Department to Pause Review for Pipeline

This week Trans Canada officials asked the U.S. State Department to pause in its review of a permit application for…

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Crop Insurance Deal… Not Certain

Congress approved and sent to the President a budget measure containing $3 Billion of cuts in crop insurance over ten…

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WHO Clarifies IARC Study on Red and Processed Meat

The World Health Organization is clarifying a recent report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that listed processed…

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NE Receives Money for Blender Pumps

Nebraska’s State Energy Office has received $2.85 million to install 80 blender pumps across the state. Its part of the…

FSA Loan Programs Losing Effectiveness

USDA’s Farm Service Agency loan guarantees and direct loans have provided some important assistance to farmers and ranchers in the…

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U.S. Sorghum Growers See Uptick in Colombian Exports

The U.S. Grains Council says Colombia’s recent imports of U.S. sorghum represent a renewed interest among buyers and a timely…

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Cattlemen Pleased Ernst Can Avoid A Filibuster on WOTUS Resolution

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she has enough support in the U.S. Senate to overcome a filibuster of her resolution…

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Health Care Facilities Put Up Help Wanted Sign

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Health care facilities across the state are among employers not able to find all the workers they need.

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Iowa Farm Land Still Selling High


Despite low agricultural commodity prices, Iowa farmland still seems to be in high demand -- with buyers willing to pay near-record prices.

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Two Killed in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50

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The Yankton County Sheriff’s office says two people were killed in a head on collision on Highway 50, about five miles east of Yankton.

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SD Counties Look to 2016 Legislature for Financial Help

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While education funding and teacher pay have gotten most of the attention, counties will also be standing in line when the 2016 session of the South Dakota legislature opens in January.

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SD Board of Regents to Consider Alcohol on Campus Policy


The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider a report at their meeting this week that could lead to allowing some use of alcohol on the six state university campuses.