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New WIC Guidlines Mean More Could Qualify

New guidelines for family income and qualifying for the WIC supplemental food program were put into effect on May 1,2015 for residents of South Dakota.

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Wisconsin Lawmakers To Debate Bill That Would Cripple Wind Energy In State

USDA Announces Lending Rates for June 2014

Farmers, here are the rates from the Commodity Credit Corporation

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Dakotas Receive Special Crop Block Grant Funds

(NPN) -- Nearly three and a half million dollars are available to Dakota farmers for specialty crop grants.

Thursday, the USDA announced $66 million available nationally to the states through block grants

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USDA Awards Over $750,000 in Energy Grants to South Dakota

(NPN) – South Dakota companies and individuals received over three quarters of a millions dollars in energy grants from the USDA Friday.

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ANALYSIS: Decrease in SNAP Benefits in South Dakota by the Numbers


(NPN) – With the temporary increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefit food assistance running out today, what are the SNAP numbers for South Dakota in terms of participants, economic impact, etc.? NPN looked at the numbers:

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7 South Dakota Rural Entities Receive USDA Energy Grants

(NPN) – Seven South Dakota rural-related companies or individuals will receive federal energy grants totaling more than $100,000.

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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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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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Interstate Telecom. Co. Receives $25M USDA Loan to Improve Rural Broadband

(NPN) -- The USDA is providing a telecommunications company that operates in rural areas of South Dakota and Minnesota a nearly $25 million loan to improve broadband service.

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