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18-year-old Bridgewater woman sustains serious injuries in I-90 crash
Locals brainstorm best uses for Mitchell Recreation Center
Platte man injured in Lake Andes crash
Sheriff's offices understaffed around SD
Opposing sides make case for, against campaign finance reform measure
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Area prep volleyball roundup: Heath pushes Colome past Thunder
Kernels cut down Lynx in four sets
Tiger notebook: J-Back spot brings versatility to DWU offense
Athlete of the week: Donald doing it all for WiLdKats
Mitchell splits with Watertown
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Ida C. Rowe
Julie L. Lang
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
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
January 15, 2014
Congress still waiting on farm bill deal
SD’s Johnson, Noem reluctant to discuss extension of 2008 legislation.
January 15, 2014 - 10:02pm
January 13, 2014
New farm bill may limit subsidies based on size
By Public News Service CLEAR LAKE, IOWA — As Congress nears the finish line on a new farm bill, there’s concern that a provision to help keep family farms strong may be watered-down, or not included at all in the final legislation. Both the U.S. Senate and House versions...
January 13, 2014 - 7:19am
January 9, 2014
Farm bill deal could mean $9B food stamp cut
By Ed O'Keefe The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Negotiations are almost complete on a long-overdue farm bill that will set new spending levels for the federal food stamp program and add yet another wrinkle to the national debate over income inequality as Congress mulls how...
January 9, 2014 - 7:07am
Lawmaker: Dairy policy fight delays farm bill deal
By Derek Wallbank and Alan Bjerga Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — A longstanding dispute over dairy policy is holding up an agreement between House and Senate lawmakers on a new farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said Wednesday. The most obvious sticking...
January 9, 2014 - 7:04am