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SD trade mission to Russia might be postponed

August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is analyzing whether to postpone a trade mission to Russia that was scheduled for October.

Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota exports grow to nearly $1.6B

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota saw year-to-year growth in exports, according to a recent report by the federal International Trade Administration.

Exports increased from $1.556 billion to $1.573 billion from 2012 to 2013. South Dakota was one of 26 states to either…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Groups say meat labeling rules could start trade war

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

Meat and livestock groups upset that Congress opted in the new farm bill not to back off from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements are worried the issue could start a trade war with Canada and Mexico.

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Country of Origin Labeling divides some organizations

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Wendy Reuer

FARGO, N.D. — While most farmers and ranchers celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill Wednesday, some regional beef producers who hoped to exclude a provision that demands “Product of the U.S.A.” labels on American m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Country of Origin Labeling divides some organizations

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Wendy Reuer

FARGO, N.D. — While most farmers and ranchers celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill Wednesday, some regional beef producers who hoped to exclude a provision that demands “Product of the U.S.A.” labels on American m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD sends beef trade mission to Russia

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Agriculture Department recently joined with its counterparts in Montana and Kansas to send a beef trade mission to Russia.

Officials say Russia wants to rebuild its beef industry, and that means South Dakota prod…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD sends beef trade mission to Russia

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Agriculture Department recently joined with its counterparts in Montana and Kansas to send a beef trade mission to Russia.

Officials say Russia wants to rebuild its beef industry, and that means South Dakota prod…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Hoeven announces $4B in ag purchases by Taiwan

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Republican Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, met Tuesday with a delegation of Taiwanese agriculture leaders to discuss trade issues and to announce Taiwan’s commitment to make a major purchase of U.S. agriculture products. Continue Reading

State opening new foreign trade office in Germany

June 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota officials announced today that the Dusseldorf-Cologne area of Germany will be the site of a European office to promote Minnesota exports and foreign direct investment in the state. Continue Reading

Thune requests scrutiny of European ethanol decision

May 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., this week sent a letter along with several of his colleagues urging evaluation of a recent decision by the European Commission to impose a country-wide anti-dumping duty on exports of U.S. ethanol. Continue Reading