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Major flooding causing problems in three-state area near Sioux Falls

The observing program leader for the service said up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the area around Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21, and major flooding is expected into the weekend in southeast South Dakota, southwest ... More Info...

Heavy rains cause roads to flood in southeast South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Heavy rains are causing roads to flood in southeastern South Dakota. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Highway 11 in southeastern Sioux Falls is closed from 57th Street to 271st Street for water over the road. The National Weather ... More Info...

South Dakota’s USD Discovery District announces anchor tenants

Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s USD Discovery District and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently announced new anchor tenants to the city’s innovation community. SAB Biotherapeutics and Alumend will join the Discovery District and bring ... More Info...

How much rain did Sioux Falls get?

Many parts of Sioux Falls received more than 5 inches of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, causing flooding in the area. Check out this story on argusleader.com: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/21/south-dakota-flood-sioux-falls-weather ... More Info...

Most crops, pastures in South Dakota remain in decent shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Most crops in South Dakota remain in decent shape as they continue to develop. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the corn, soybean, winter wheat, spring wheat, oats and sorghum crops all are ... More Info...

Sioux Falls police to host multi-agency competition for statewide Youth Explorer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Sioux Falls Police Explorer Post 504 will host a weekend challenge with other South Dakota explorer posts focused on law enforcement. Explorer posts from police departments in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Aberdeen, and Sturgis as ... More Info...

Sioux Falls area under flood warning after excessive overnight rain

Sioux Falls area under flood warning after excessive overnight rain The South Dakota Highway Patrol said Highway 11 in southeastern Sioux Falls is closed from 57th Street to 271st Street Check out this story on argusleader.com: https://www.argusleader.com ... More Info...

I-90 closed at SD/MN border due to flooding

Minnesota officials have closed Interstate 90 near the South Dakota line east of Sioux Falls because of flooded roads due to heavy rains. So South Dakota’s Department of Transportation is detouring eastbound traffic on I-90 off the interstate at ... More Info...

UPDATE: I-90 near South Dakota/Minnesota border reopened

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - UPDATE, 1:30 PM: The South Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened a section of road near the Minnesota border that was temporarily closed due to flooding. Officials are still urging motorists in parts of South Dakota to ... More Info...

Sioux Falls Residents Walk in the Footsteps of a Refugee

“I’m so glad that the people of Sioux Falls are so supportive of the project,” said Clara Hart, Refugee and SD Representative/ Board Chair For The National Refugee Congress. People who went through the simulation say they felt the anxiety and feel ... More Info...

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A United Bid for the World Cup and Economic Opportunity

Maybe we can get along after all. That was my first thought after hearing the welcome news that the United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the World Cup in 2026. More Info...

Too Much Rain Makes Grain?

Last week corn conditions improved slightly to 78% good to excellent. So far this is a very good looking corn crop indeed. However, with huge rain totals in the last few days over a large portion of the Corn Belt how will this affect the crop? Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? More Info...

Additional cattle are continuing to come to feedyards, but fortunately

Additional cattle are continuing to come to feedyards, but fortunately there’s been several market factors at play to help offset beef supplies, at least for now, said Craig VanDyke, Top Third Ag Marketing. More Info...

The House cleared its version of the farm bill Thursday on its second

The House cleared its version of the farm bill Thursday on its second try with a vote of 213-211. Members of the House approved the bill which includes work requirements for some food stamp recipients under SNAP. More Info...

The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “th

The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “the Ag Act” (H.R. 4760) on a 193-231 vote Thursday. The conservative bill, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. More Info...

The House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill a

The House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill and it contains several changes that will benefit dairy farmers. More Info...

A ground beef recall has been issued for a natural beef product origin

A ground beef recall has been issued for a natural beef product originating from Texas. More Info...

Across the board, the agriculture industry is thrilled with the passag

Across the board, the agriculture industry is thrilled with the passage of the House farm bill. More Info...

Pork producers and cattlemen were happy with the version of the Farm B

Pork producers and cattlemen were happy with the version of the Farm Bill that was approved by members of the House on Thursday, and urge quick action by the Senate. More Info...

A bill proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has praise from acr

A bill proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has praise from across the dairy industry as a way to help revolutionize milk processing and address milk oversupplies. More Info...

President Trump proposed a reorganization of the federal government, a

President Trump proposed a reorganization of the federal government, aiming to combine the Education and Labor Departments and shift control of U.S. food aid programs away from the Agriculture Department. More Info...

Ahead of the Thursday House farm bill vote host Chip Flory brings in H

Ahead of the Thursday House farm bill vote host Chip Flory brings in House Ag Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R- Texas). Also joining the show is USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, and Dennis Slater, president of AEM. More Info...

Not only could tariffs cause layoffs and financial uncertainty for equ

Not only could tariffs cause layoffs and financial uncertainty for equipment manufacturers, but they will increase the price farmers pay for machinery and potentially even halt the manufacturing of some machines. More Info...

Oil industry criticism prompted Trump administration officials to rest

Oil industry criticism prompted Trump administration officials to restart talks over a proposal that would force large refineries to use more biofuel to make up for exemptions granted to small facilities More Info...

The June Rural Mainstreet Index is released.

The June Rural Mainstreet Index is released. More Info...

BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a

BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a second vote on the measure. It passed on a 213-211 party-line vote More Info...

Chip Flory: Corn Has That "Lift"

There is fundamental support for a long-term, slow grind to the upside for corn. The May Supply & Demand Report from USDA featured a year-to-year 500-million-bushel cut to projected U.S. carryover. USDA also projected global corn consumption in 2018/19 will outpace global production by about 36 [...] More Info...

Steve Cubbage: Tech Troubles? Who Are You Going to Call?

Even though I wasn’t there in person it was an amazing sight to “watch.” Thanks to real-time telematics I was able to remotely observe a planter break the seeding speed limit—the pinnacle of precision agriculture technology in action. More Info...

The Weekly "2 Minute Drill" (grain/livestock)

Here's a few things we are keeping an eye on as we wrap up the week. More Info...

2018 was the warmest May on record. The last time that happened? 2012.

2018 was the warmest May on record. The last time that happened? 2012. More Info...

The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as Muhammad Ali

The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as Muhammad Ali’s retreat and training site is for sale. The farm, complete with a boxing ring, is offered by his widow for $2,895,037. More Info...

Commerce Sec. Ross is defending the tariffs as necessary to revive Ame

Commerce Sec. Ross is defending the tariffs as necessary to revive America’s steel and aluminum industries but even some members of the president’s party are criticizing the move. More Info...

Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure

Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure China into ceasing what President Donald Trump describes as unfair trade practices, including the theft of intellectual property and technology. More Info...

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still coun

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still counting votes, hours before the House is set to reconsider the farm bill. More Info...

Talk about extremes: Twin news stories are touting, respectively, savi

Talk about extremes: Twin news stories are touting, respectively, saving farm animals by going veggie, and breeding, raising and butchering them in your very own home slaughter operation. More Info...

AG TIME by John Walsh

It is my long term outlook that meal has the most downside on a relative basis. I am hoping there is a resolution in the Chinese duel. This would give the market a relief rally that in my opinion should be another selling opportunity. The Corn traded both sides. It is my thought that a low has been [...] More Info...

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new ways to diversify their crop portfolios. More Info...

Daily Grain Market Update (6.21.18)

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Former Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Senior VP will focus on growin

Former Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Senior VP will focus on growing consumer dialogue More Info...

Planted Acreage Data Next Week Could Provide Surprises

Planted Acreage Data Next Week Could Provide Surprises More Info...

Government officials raided an Ohio meat processor in Ohio, arresting

Government officials raided an Ohio meat processor in Ohio, arresting 146 suspected illegal immigrants, the largest workplace raid in recent months. More Info...

Ag is taking action to combat declining pollinator populations. This w

Ag is taking action to combat declining pollinator populations. This week, industry, researchers and government join together to celebrate National Pollinator Week. More Info...

Tariffs: What they are and how they would work?

Tariffs: What they are and how they would work? More Info...

AgriTalk After The Bell Host breaks down the markets with Jerry Gidel

AgriTalk After The Bell Host breaks down the markets with Jerry Gidel of U.S. Commodities. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey also stops by and Newsman Davis Michaelsen covers the day’s action. More Info...

It's a Farmer Forum! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory changes things up this w

It's a Farmer Forum! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory changes things up this week talking direct to consumer operations. He brings in producers from Iowa, Indiana, and Virginia to discuss their business.  More Info...

Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as estab

Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as established definitions for meat, mayonnaise and milk are also challenged by the likes of lab-grown 'meat', vegan spreads and almond drinks. More Info...

U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
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Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - First Lady Melania Trump's visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled in white brush strokes on the back.
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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.
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Largest banks clear U.S. Fed's toughest annual stress tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 35 largest U.S. banks are poised to put more money toward dividends, share buybacks and business investments, after clearing the first stage of an annual regulatory stress test on Thursday, showing they have enough capital to withstand an extreme recession.
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'Roseanne' spinoff called 'The Conners' to air on ABC in fall

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network ABC said on Thursday it has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy "Roseanne" that will air without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.
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North and South Korea discuss reunion meetings for divided families

SEOUL (Reuters) - Delegations from North and South Korea met on Friday for talks to arrange the first reunions in about three years for families separated by the Korean War, with the Red Cross paving the way.
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Asian shares flirt with six-month lows as signs of tariff effects appear

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were under pressure on Friday on signs U.S. trade battles with China and many other countries are starting to chip away at corporate profits, with oil prices choppy ahead of major producers meeting to discuss raising output.
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Intel CEO resigns after probe of relationship with employee

(Reuters) - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after an investigation found he had a consensual relationship with an employee in breach of company policy.
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Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.
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German carmakers join American farmers on front line of U.S.-China trade war

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT/BEIJING (Reuters) - An increasingly shrill exchange of words between the United States and China that is threatening to trigger a global trade war has claimed another victim - Germany's auto sector.
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U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
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Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - First Lady Melania Trump's visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled in white brush strokes on the back.
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Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on: legal experts

(Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.
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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.
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Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl's father.
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SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.
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'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

(Reuters) - The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.
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Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.
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U.S. State Department imposes visa ban on several DRCongo officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had imposed visa bans on several senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo for corruption tied to the country's electoral process to send a "strong signal" about the need for a peaceful transfer of power.
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Three men indicted for Minnesota mosque bombing

(Reuters) - Three men from a rural community in Illinois were indicted on Thursday and charged for the 2017 bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.
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