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SDSU Specialist Advises On Dealing With Large Grain Harvest

South Dakota’s expected record corn and soybean harvest this year is creating challenges for producers. SDSU Extension Risk Business Management…

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Beef Board Member Has Many Questions About Second Check Off

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is moving ahead with plans to create a second beef check off. USDA is expected to…

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Coalition Wants Parts Of COOL Rescinded

A coalition of agricultural and business groups including the National Pork Producers Council is very concerned that Canada and Mexico…

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National Milk Producers Federation To Push For Immigration Bill

Coming out of last week’s annual meeting the National Milk Producers Federation set a priority for pushing Congress to pass…

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Backs House Leader’s Legislation

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will soon consider legislation to require EPA to base its regulatory actions…

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Farm Rescue Aids 300th Family

Farm Rescue, a volunteer group that helps farm families with planting and harvesting and haying this past week assisted its…

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Cattle Leader Says It’s Premature To Gut COOL

Thursday, the Country of Origin Labeling Reform Coalition sent a letter to Congress asking for non compliant parts of COOL…

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EPA Says Neonicotnoid Treatments Are Ineffective

An EPA study shows neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans are largely ineffective and have no economic benefit.…

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Iowa Farmers Union Members To Discuss Water Issues

Iowa Farmers Union members gather in Des Moines today and tomorrow for their annual convention. President Jana Linderman says environmental…

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South Dakota FFAers To Receive Honors At National Convention

Around 2,000 FFA members from South Dakota are attending the 87th annual National FFA Convention this week in Louisville, Kentucky.…

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Farm Program Sign Up Beginning

Farmers will soon be signing up for the new farm bill and the complexity of the programs will require some…

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South Dakota PUC Grants Intervener Status To 43 Groups

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has granted intervener status to 43 groups with an interest in the recertification process…

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NFU Leader Says TPP Will Fail Without Japan

Although negotiators are trying to paint a bright picture for some type of agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership Talks are…

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Nebraska Senator Wants EPA To Consult With Congress On Rule

This week at a campaign stop in South Dakota for Republican Senate Candidate Mike Rounds, Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns said…

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National Milk Producers Federation Tweak Animal Care Program

At their annual meeting this week the National Milk Producer Federation’s Board of Directors voted to require each dairy marketing…

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NCBA And PLC Ask Feds To Withdraw Waters Of The U.S. Rule

Tuesday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association along with the Public Lands Council filed comments on EPA and The Army Corps…

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NFU Sees No Problem With Delay Of COOL Appeal

This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the administration won’t likely appeal the WTO ruling against U.S. Country of Origin…

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Concerned At Fish And Wildlife Rule

The Nebraska Farm Bureau has submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a proposed rule that would…

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SDSU Researchers Working On PED And Other Pork Viruses

New Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea research conducted at SDSU’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab is helping pork producers in dealing…

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EPA Responds To Interpretive Rule And WOTUS Criticism

The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to Some Senator’s Concerns that their Interpretive Rule put out along with their Waters…

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State Autism Report Shows Holes in Coverage Options

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A report of South Dakota's treatments, coverage, and providers for children with autism shows that there could be more options.

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South Dakota Highway Patrol Stepping Up for Holiday

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More troopers will be on the roads this holiday weekend.

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Farm Credit Helping Producers Make Sense of Farm Bill

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A meeting will be held for ag producers to learn about the changes that are required within the new Farm Bill.

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South Dakota Students Donate 30,000 Pounds of Food

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Through their fall service project, schools across the state donated over 30,000 pounds of food just in time for the holidays.

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Holiday Fire Hazards To Watch Out For

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Christmas trees, candles, and more cooking means there will be a lot of heat, electricity, and fire potential in homes this season.