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SD Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Farm Bill

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A broad coalition of South Dakota organizations is urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the farm bill. The Plainsman of Huron reports that members of the coalition took part Saturday in a rally at the State Fair. Coalition members say the farm bill includes comprehensive programs that affect all...
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Endangered Species Survives in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two men from Pierre and Fort Pierre have spent several summers trapping a rare carnivore that’s on the endangered species list – the American burying beetle. The Capital Journal reports Doug Backlund and Gary Marrone dig pitfall traps and bait them with beef kidney to catch the bug that once...
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Officials Say 4-H Participation Up at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year’s State Fair in Huron. Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair. Nielson tells the Plainsman of...
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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Rose in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economic index compiled from a survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states rose slightly last month, the first increase since March. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 53.8 in August, compared with 53.5 in July. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says...
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