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Farm Bill Would Offer Choice of Safety Net

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A massive farm bill set for a U.S. House floor vote Wednesday would allow growers to choose between two types of farm safety nets. South Dakota Corn Growers Association executive director Lisa Richardson says the bill’s commodity title gives farmers the choice between a revenue based agriculture risk coverage...
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Irrigation Permits Soar in South Dakota in 2013

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The number of irrigation permits issued in South Dakota last year soared as farmers worked to recover from a devastating drought the year before. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued 354 irrigation permits in 2013, more than doubling the 2012 total of 174. In 2011, only 62...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Examine Domestic Abuse Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would expand South Dakota’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on a package of bills recommended by a legislative study committee that met last summer. Current law...
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Democrat Robinson Launches US House Campaign

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Democratic congressional candidate Corinna Robinson has launched her campaign to challenge Republican U.S. Rep Kristi Noem. The Rapid City native spent 25 years in the Army and says her military experience prepared her to stand up to special interests or even members of her own party. Online: Robinson: http://www.corinnaforsd.com
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