PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota could be one step closer to legalizing industrial hemp — if lawmakers can win over the governor . The House on Tuesday, Feb.
PIERRE, S.D. -- The pace has hastened in Pierre. With a deadline looming for bills to make it out of committee, agendas have been packed and hearings stretched into hours. Here’s a look at some of the major issues covered in the Capitol this week:
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota House has passed a bill which would legalize the growth and production of industrial hemp starting in July , despite the governor’s directions to stand down until next year.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Friday, Feb. 8, officially marked the halfway point in South Dakota’s 40-working-day 2019 legislative session. Here are some of the highlights from the legislature’s fifth week in session:
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota farmers are one step closer to legally growing hemp after a Thursday, Feb. 7, committee hearing.
WASHINGTON -- After months of back-and-forth and missing their Sept. 30 re-authorization deadline, the U.S. House and Senate has finally come to an agreement on a nearly $900 billion 2018 Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON -- Republican U.S. Senators for South Dakota John Thune and Mike Rounds wrote a joint letter Thursday, Nov. 30, urging President Donald Trump to restore the United States' soybean exports to China ahead of Trump's upcoming meeting with China's President Xi Jinping.
PIERRE, S.D. — The start of the legislative session may be more than a month away, but potential bills are already being floated by legislative task forces. In a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force pushed ahead Senate Bill 1, which, if passed by the legislature, would allow agricultural land that hasn’t been used to grow crops for 10 years to be taxed as noncropland. The move would pose a victory for ranchers, who could be using land currently categorized and taxed as cropland for grazing.