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February to Bring Farm Bill Meetings in Area Communities

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) Farm Bill meetings will be held throughout the state next month to provide farmers and ranchers with information on farm bill choices and requirements.  Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist says the deadline for the 2014 farm bill is approaching quickly and producers need to become...
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More Than 300 Children Attend Wednesday’s Aviation Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An event organized by the Pierre Elks Lodge drew over three hundred children to the South Dakota Discovery Center Wednesday. The local lodge set up its second annual Aviation Day to give youngsters the chance to assemble and fly balsa wood gliders, create straw rockets and participate in other...
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State, Federal Officials Want Stable Transportation Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials in Pierre and federal lawmakers in Washington are scrambling to figure out how to shore up funding for roads and bridges. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist on Wednesday spoke before a U.S. Senate panel during a hearing on the need for long-term federal transportation financing. Without a fix...
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$100 Million Available for Federal Conservation Program

HURON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have a month to apply for part of $100 million that’s available from the federal government in its Conservation Stewardship Program. People who participate agree to take conservation steps to improve the resource conditions on their land, including soil, air and habitat quality,...
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