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Congress Eyes Milk Prices, Politics in Farm Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations on the five-year, roughly $500 billion...
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Two SD Electric Cooperatives Get Funding Help

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two South Dakota electric cooperatives are getting federal loan guarantees to help build distribution and transmission lines and to make other improvements. U.S. Agriculture Department officials say the Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative, based in Timber Lake, is getting a $10 million loan guarantee to build 165 miles of distribution line and 10...
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November Winter Wheat Price Down Slightly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says that the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in November averaged $6.45 per bushel, down 28 cents from last month. The...
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South Dakota Ranchers Vow to Survive Cattle Disaster

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota ranchers have buried the tens of thousands of cattle that died in an early October blizzard. Now they are figuring out how to dig themselves out of a financial hole after many lost a quarter or more of their herds. Rancher Joe Carley of Philip lost more...
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