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NCBA offers $250 travel vouchers to young producers for annual convention

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is offering financial assistance to young producers who wish to attend the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. NCBA is offering ten $250 travel fellowships to...

EPA extends deadline to May 2013 to implement SPCC, NFU pleased

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has extended the deadline to implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) measures to May 2013. After the announcement was made, National Farmers Union (NFU) President...

Senate and House Agriculture Committees offer recommendations for deficit reduction to the Joint Committee

Today the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction recommending a $23 billion cut to mandatory spending within the committees' jurisdiction. Senators...

North Dakota corn 31 percent harvested, South Dakota corn 38 percent harvested

North Dakota The cooler temperatures this week allowed the sugarbeet harvest to make significant progress. Sixty-two percent of the sugarbeet crop was harvested. Eighty-three percent of the corn crop had reached the mature stage, and 31...

USDA Secretary Vilsack returns to Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic will once again have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as a keynote speaker for an expected crowd of more than 4,800 farmers and other attendees during the event’s...

Noem responds to EPA dust announcement

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) issued the statement below following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it will not revise its regulations on coarse particulate matter at this time. “EPA’s announcement does nothing to...

President Obama to sign Korea, Panama, Colombia Free Trade Agreements and Trade Adjustment Assistance

On Friday, October 21st, President Obama will sign the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers in the Oval Office before making remarks in the...

Governors team up on Missouri River flood prevention

Governors and representatives of eight states impacted by this year’s historic flooding of the Missouri River met today, continuing their August 19th Discussion with the US Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss flood-control concerns...

SD Black Hills landowners signing up private land for mountain pine beetle surveying

Governor Dennis Daugaard says landowners throughout the Black Hills are showing a strong interest in combatting the region’s widespread mountain pine beetle infestation. The Governor unveiled  the Black Hills Forest Initiative in mid-August, and the...

USDA invests in diverse food access through Farmers Market Promotion Grants, research of specialty...

USDA SUPPORTS DIVERSE FOOD ACCESS THROUGH FARMERS MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAM GRANTS Nearly 150 farm-to-consumer marketing projects received funding today under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), marking a $9.2 million investment to...

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