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State Water Commission approves resolutions to address Devils Lake flooding

Governor Jack Dalrymple announced on Friday that the State Water Commission has unanimously approved three resolutions to address flooding in the Devils Lake Basin. The resolutions were approved during a working group...

Noem offers comments on Ag Committee selection

Representative Kristi Noem gained a seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee this week as negotiations on the next Farm Bill begin to heat up.  Noem, a lifelong farmer and rancher, convinced...

Debt limit talks continue as leaders aim for quick resolution

There was growing consensus in Washington this week that the nation’s debt limit needs to be dealt with quickly to avoid further scaring a shaky market, which this week saw abysmal housing numbers and...

SD Representative gains seat on the House Ag Committee

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem gained a seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee this week as negotiations on the next Farm Bill begin to heat up.  Noem, a lifelong farmer and rancher,...

FSA authorizes CRP grazing for flooded ranchers

Livestock producers that aren’t able to access pastureland due to flooding can use CRP for grazing, according to Aaron Krauter, State Executive Director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “Because of the...

WTO contemplates alternative for Doha Talks

Reports coming out of Geneva this week confirm that it will be impossible to conclude the Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations by the end of 2011.  Negotiators are discussing...

American Coalition for Ethanol endorses Open Fuel Standard Act Legislation in Congress

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) yesterday confirmed its support of H.R. 1687, the Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011.  Supporters of this bill ensuring that more vehicles capable of operating on alternatives to...

Weekly spring wheat crop summary

Serious planting delays, due to perpetual cool, rainy weather and saturated soils, continue to challenge producers in the primary U.S. hard red spring wheat production areas of North Dakota and Montana. More than 60...

Area leaders talk crop insurance with Federal officials

Extreme weather is threatening crop production on several fronts this season - A scorching drought has withered the winter wheat crop in the Southern Plains. Historic flooding has swamped states along the Mississippi. Cool,...

Corn Farmers Coalition launches educational program 3rd year in a row

The Corn Farmers Coalition announced that it will be at the nation's capital for the third year in a row to teach about U.S. family farmers who produce corn. The major educational program debuts...

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