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House OKs Scaled-Down Farm Bill Sans Food Stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month. The GOP leaders scrambled to get the bill to the floor Thursday and gather enough...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Crop Forecast Down 15 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The latest forecast for South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is down 15 percent from the previous month’s forecast. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its crop reduction report that the forecast, based on July 1 conditions, stands at 25.4 million bushels. Average yield is forecast at 39 bushels...
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Pierre School Board Holds Second Meeting on District’s Elementary School Facility Planning Study

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board held a second public meeting Tuesday to recap the district’s elementary school facility planning study.  A June meeting at Riggs High School last month drew about 50 people.  Tuesday’s meeting at the District’s Administration building saw attendance by about 10-15 people.  The board has been...
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Noem Amendment Preventing Corps from Charging for Missouri River Water Part of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Given Approval in U.S. House Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. House passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 last night and the bill included two amendments offered by Congresswoman Kristi Noem.  The bill was approved by a vote of 227-198.  One of the amendments offered by Noem prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of...
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