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South Dakota Secretary of Ag Rallies for Ethanol

The fight between oil companies and the ethanol industry continues in Washington. Each entity has a bottom line to consider. Both are jockeying for position to be the product for fuel consumption.

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North Dakota State University

NDSU Sues Brookings Company, Others in Seed Infringement Case

(NPN) – North Dakota State University is suing a Brookings business over alleged violations of the federal Plant Variety Protection Act.

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Rains Lessen Dakotas’ Drought Conditions

 

(NPN) -- Recent rains have helped drought conditions in the Dakotas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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South Dakota Foreign Farmland Ownership Low But Growing

(NPN) – South Dakota has one of the lowest rates of foreign ownership of agricultural land in the United States, according to a new study by the USDA Farm Service Agency.

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Eastern South Dakota Slips into Moderate Drought

(NPN) South Dakota’s wet spring has morphed into a dry fall. In fact, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, eastern South Dakota in particular has slipped into moderate drought (D1).

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South Dakota Retailers Association Supports Dairy Provisions of Farm Bill

(NPN) The South Dakota Retailers Association has joined 42 other food-related and retailer groups in supporting the dairy provisions in the for the dairy provisions as included in the House-passed Farm Bill.

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No S.D. Entities Receive USDA Advanced Biofuel Payments

Ethanol producers from the Dakotas are not among the 188 producers receiving funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program announced Thursday.

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Rules for Raw Milk in South Dakota

The push for farm-fresh or organic products like eggs and milk translates to need for relevant food rules.

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No Chickens in My Backyard

Some Rapid City residents want the decision-makers in their city to follow the lead of Sioux Falls and a few other cities and allow them to keep chickens in their backyards.

The Rapid Citians want to be allowed to have up to six hens, and I can see their point

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Wet fields have prevented some farmers from planting corn and soybeans.
Wet fields have prevented some farmers from planting corn and soybeans.

Enough With the Rain?

You might remember when state tourism promoters called South Dakota the "Land of Infinite Variety."

Once again, I've got your "infinite variety" right here.

We're one year removed from a drought, but this year, it would seem we've gone the other way, at least so far

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