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155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Republican leaders pull health care bill after White House meeting
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
Parkston health administrator retires after 40-plus years
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
Mitchell's VanderPol to play for DWU softball
Special Olympics state basketball returns to Mitchell this weekend
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Mighty Myah: SCW’s Selland named Republic player of the year for third time
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
Republican leaders pull health care bill after White House meeting
February 5, 2014
SD lawmakers push for quick relief for ranchers
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota's congressional delegation lobbied hard for the new federal farm bill, which will cost $100 billion per year for the next half-decade and has something for nearly everyone in agriculture. President Barack Obama is set to...
February 5, 2014 - 3:47pm
February 4, 2014
Thune, Johnson support farm bill
Sens. John Thune and Tim Johnson showed support for the new farm bill Tuesday, each voting in favor of its passage.
February 4, 2014 - 7:57pm
Groups say meat labeling rules could start trade war
By Dirk Lammers Meat and livestock groups upset that Congress opted in the new farm bill not to back off from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements are worried the issue could start a trade war with Canada and Mexico. Previous labeling rules required only the country...
February 4, 2014 - 7:16am
February 3, 2014
Farm bill nears final passage
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Long-delayed farm legislation easily cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with final passage of the nearly $1 trillion bill expected as early as Tuesday. The House of Representatives last week overwhelmingly passed the sweeping measure...
February 3, 2014 - 8:34pm
January 31, 2014
Farm bill’s details: Cost, cuts, labeling, hemp and sheep
By The Washington Post House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a new five-year farm bill that would make significant changes to the nation’s farm support programs but also cut billions in food stamp aid. Here’s a look at some of the details of the 939-page agreement: How...
January 31, 2014 - 8:12pm
January 30, 2014
Subsidies taken out for biofuel blending gas pumps
(Reuters) — Lobbyists opposed to mixing more ethanol in gasoline scored another victory on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm bill with a provision removing subsidies for biofuel blending pumps in rural areas. The provision, tucked into page 735 of...
January 30, 2014 - 6:59am
Country of Origin Labeling divides some organizations
By Wendy Reuer FARGO, N.D. — While most farmers and ranchers celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill Wednesday, some regional beef producers who hoped to exclude a provision that demands “Product of the U.S.A.” labels on American meat weren’t pleased. Country...
January 30, 2014 - 6:55am
US House gives approval to new farm bill
By Eric Beech WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive farm bill on Wednesday that cuts payments for food stamps...
January 30, 2014 - 5:42am
January 29, 2014
Agricultural lobby scores again as rural-urban allies defeat opponents
By Alan Bjerga and Julie Bykowicz Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — A coalition spanning grocer Kroger to Iowa soybean growers is on the verge...
January 29, 2014 - 6:28am
SD lawmakers react to farm bill agreement
A newly proposed five-year farm bill has received largely positive reactions from South Dakota’s congressional delegation. The new farm bill agreement, released by House and Senate negotiators Monday, is expected to be voted on today in the House. If passed, the legislation will...
January 29, 2014 - 6:13am
January 28, 2014
Farm bill set for vote aids SD farmers, ranchers
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A massive, five-year farm bill set for a Wednesday floor vote in the U.S. House offers important safety nets for South Dakota farmers and ranchers, legislators and advocacy groups say. The deal reached by congressional leaders on Monday...
January 28, 2014 - 2:48pm
Final farm bill votes expected Wednesday, next week
The House likely will take action before its Republican leadership leaves town late on Wednesday for a three-day policy retreat. A vote in the Senate could come as early as next week.
January 28, 2014 - 6:27am
January 27, 2014
Farm bill deal struck on Capitol Hill
Direct payments out, COOL stays; Noem signs conference report. Conference bill now heads to House, Senate for floor votes.
January 27, 2014 - 9:12pm
January 20, 2014
Thune: CRP acres slashed in proposed farm bill
TYNDALL — The Conservation Reserve Program will suffer a major hit in the new farm bill, Sen. John Thune said. Thune, R-S.D., said CRP...
January 20, 2014 - 5:24pm
January 16, 2014
GUEBERT: Food stamp fraud rate super small
It might be a new year but the old year’s weaknesses persist. For example, I still try to type the word “separate” with one “a,” still can’t walk past a display of cherry licorice without buying some, and still can’t do high-end math like, say, division. Part...
January 16, 2014 - 7:47am