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CONGRESSWOMAN KRISTI NOEM’S WEEKLY COLUMN: PRIORITIES

Via Dakota War College This year is looking like a tough one for farmers. Corn and soybean prices are extremely low and the ever-increasing basis is making every bushel worth even less. Thankfully, many are at least expecting a good harvest this fall. My family and I had a few years like this when I […]

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Noem highlights importance of energy independence

Via Ripon Advance Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) highlighted the importance of American energy independence on Friday as she marked the six-year anniversary of permits being filed to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Noem called Keystone XL “a critical channel” in providing a more abundant, affordable and secure energy supply. “Moving forward on the Keystone […]

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Noem highlights progress made by states to combat human trafficking

Via Ripon Advance Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) highlighted recent progress made by states in passing laws to prevent human trafficking. Noem joined the Polaris Project, a non-profit organization that combats human trafficking, in unveiling new data on progress made by states in passing human trafficking laws at an event on Capitol Hill. “State by state, […]

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OSHA clarifies stance on small-farm inspection

Via Agri-News WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, bowing to congressional pressure, is assuring Congress and farmers that it doesn’t want to regulate the country’s smallest farms. In a letter to Congress, a top official with the U.S. Department of Labor wrote to assure members that the agency has no interest in inspecting small farming […]

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South Dakota ranks low with anti-trafficking group

Via Black Hills FOX Human trafficking continues to be a problem in this country, but more states are cracking down on the issue. Anti–trafficking group Polaris released its 2014 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws Wednesday, grouping states into four tiers based on ten categories of laws meant to combat trafficking, punish traffickers and support […]

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