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SD wheat producers could see higher fees

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PIERRE — Farmers have been planting fewer acres of wheat in recent years in South Dakota. That’s meant less money for wheat research at South Dakota State University.

The solution sought by the South Dakota Wheat Commission is to end the check-off fee of 1.5 cents per bushel that’s collected from farmers and install a fee that’s linked directly to prices.

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Bob Mercer
Bob Mercer reports from the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre for The Daily Republic and other newspapers around the state.
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