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8th Circuit Takes 4-H to Task in Swine Showing Case

(NPN) – By a 2 to 1 decision, the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld an injunction allowing a Brule County teenager to continue competing in livestock shows after being accused of cheating by the 4-H.

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John Morrell Owner, Chinese Conglomerate Finalize ‘Strategic Combination’

 

(NPN) --  Shuanghui International Holdings Limited and Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today that they have completed their previously announced strategic combination.  

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South Dakota Foreign Farmland Ownership Low But Growing

(NPN) – South Dakota has one of the lowest rates of foreign ownership of agricultural land in the United States, according to a new study by the USDA Farm Service Agency.

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Intertribal Bison Council Receives USDA Grant

(NPN) Intertribal Bison Council in Rapid City, S.D. has received a $200,000 grant from the USDA.

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Eastern South Dakota Slips into Moderate Drought

(NPN) South Dakota’s wet spring has morphed into a dry fall. In fact, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, eastern South Dakota in particular has slipped into moderate drought (D1).

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Lake Andes Company REAPs USDA Energy Grant

(NPN) Pioneer Energy, LLC of Lake Andes, S.D. has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the USDA for a feasibility study to build a 99 megawatt wind farm.

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South Dakota Retailers Association Supports Dairy Provisions of Farm Bill

(NPN) The South Dakota Retailers Association has joined 42 other food-related and retailer groups in supporting the dairy provisions in the for the dairy provisions as included in the House-passed Farm Bill.

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No S.D. Entities Receive USDA Advanced Biofuel Payments

Ethanol producers from the Dakotas are not among the 188 producers receiving funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program announced Thursday.

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South Dakota Corn Harvest Underway

It's hard to believe, but in parts of South Dakota the fall harvest has already started. Details here. Pic by Sprint Sioux Falls

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Winter Wheat Coverage Deadline Approaching in South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — The deadline to purchase or change winter wheat coverage in South Dakota is Sept. 30.

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