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As House and Senate negotiators try to wrap up a farm bill, key issues at stake for the Dakotas are reauthorization of important crop insurance provisions and protections for ranchers and livestock producers. The bill would also reauthorize a dairy support program that expires at years end and helps control milk prices. In this photo, dairy cows are milked by the Rahlf brothers of Binford, N.D., in March. (AP Photo/Grand Forks Herald, John Brose)

Congress works to finish farm bill, others big for SD

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By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON — South Dakota has a lot on the line in Congress as the year comes to a close. House and Senate negotiators are trying to wrap up a farm bill that could provide much-needed relief to ranchers and protections to farmers.


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