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Dakota Wesleyan University hosts annual South Dakota Hunger Summit

This year’s South Dakota Hunger Summit focused on food sovereignty, the people’s right to healthy and sustainable food. Dr. Alisha Vincent of Dakota Wesleyan University’s McGovern Center called it impactful. “I think it was really important today to have perspective from Michael Prate, who’s the food sovereignty coordinator at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,” said Vincent. …

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Mitchell students help to fight hunger

Two groups of students are doing their part to fight hunger in the Mitchell community. The Empty Bowls program is a fund-raiser for the Mitchell Food Pantry. Senior High Art teacher Marica Shannon’s been involved for a number of years as the project gained momentum. “We’ve hosted in the cafeteria, we hosted at MC-TEA, and …

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Dakota Wesleyan University’s McGovern Center announces 2018 Hunger Ambassadors

The McGovern Center at Dakota Wesleyan University awarded Nyla Bergan, of Watertown, and Sandra Kangas, of Pierre, with McGovern Hunger Ambassador Awards during the annual South Dakota Hunger Summit at DWU on Nov. 13. Bergan, a former teacher in the Watertown Public School System, is the leader of the Sandwich Ministry program at the Watertown …

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Davison County celebrates veterans

Several veterans, soldiers and auxiliary members were honored during the annual Davison County Veterans luncheon Monday. Nonie Kuyper was named Auxiliary Member of the Year. Both Duane Kummer and Virgil Schoenfelder were name Veterans of the Year. Staff Sergeant Dennis Schley earned Full-Time Soldier of the Year honors and Chief Warrant Officer Five Kenneth Schoenfelder …

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Nor’easter bringing many Northeast residents their first snowfall of the season

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Nor’easter is churning up the East Coast Thursday, bringing many Northeast cities their first snowfall of the season.Washington, D.C. The snow has already hit the Washington, D.C., area, coating roadways with ice and sleet. Over 1.5 inches have already been reported in the area so far. Rain is expected to …

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Women across the globe protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Women in Ireland and on social media are showing their underwear as a sign of protest over the acquittal in a rape case where the defense used the victim’s underwear as evidence of consent. On Nov. 6, a 27-year-old man who was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was acquitted after his defense …

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Facebook removed 1.6 billion fake accounts from April to September of 2018

Chesnot/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook removed over 1.6 billion fake accounts between April and September of this year, the company disclosed on Thursday. “We also took down more fake accounts in Q2 and Q3 than in previous quarters, 800 million and 754 million respectively. Most of these fake accounts were the result of commercially …

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Go green or make green: Carmakers know SUVs still vastly outsell electric and hybrid cars

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Go green or go big? Or both. Automakers are flooding the market today with hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric battery-powered cars, with more models on the horizon. Even as production of green cars ramp up, automakers are unveiling a dizzying number of vehicles with larger and ever more powerful engines. A Jeep …

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Prosecutors to make announcement in case of ‘good Samaritan’ couple that raised $400K for homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt

ABC News(BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J.) — New Jersey prosecutors plan to make a major announcement Thursday in a controversy that erupted over a couple that raised more than $400,000 for a homeless veteran who accused them of cheating him out of most of the money. The Burlington County Prosecutors Office scheduled an afternoon press conference after …

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Dairy groups call on Congress to pass farm bill

A lobbyist for the dairy industry says he hopes the 2018 Farm Bill is passed by the first week of December. “My personal hope is that they’re able to resolve it before government funding runs out on December 7th because if we get caught up in that, I’m not so sure what’s going to happen.” …

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Dairy groups call on Congress to pass farm bill

A lobbyist for the dairy industry says he hopes the 2018 Farm Bill is passed by the first week of December. “My personal hope is that they’re able to resolve it before government funding runs out on December 7th because if we get caught up in that, I’m not so sure what’s going to happen.” …

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Indiana State Poultry’s Association’s Annual Poultry Donation

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground at the Indiana Statehouse (Indianapolis) on Monday, November 19 for Indiana State Poultry Association’s Annual Poultry Donation.  Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will participate in the Indiana State Poultry Association annual poultry donation, a tradition that highlights the abundance of Indiana agriculture …

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‘The ultimate sacrifice’: Service to be held for officer slain in Thousand Oaks mass shooting

Ventura County Sheriff(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — Family and friends will gather Thursday to mourn the sergeant killed in the line of duty in the Thousand Oaks, California, mass shooting. Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, was among the 12 people shot dead on Nov. 7 at the Borderline Bar …

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US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly implicated in Khashoggi murder

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has sanctioned 17 Saudi officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the first economic penalties from the U.S. over the brutal murder that has spawned a diplomatic crisis. The 17 individuals, the U.S said, are the 15-man hit squad that traveled to Turkey …

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five suspects in Khashoggi killing

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Kingdom’s attorney general, Saud al-Mojeb, announced. Ten other people remain in custody but have not yet been charged, he said. The suspects …

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Farmland values show signs of softening

An ag real estate professional says farmland values will likely continue to soften in 2019. Randy Dickhut with Farmers National Company says farmland values have been fairly steady with downward pressure because of the down farm economy. “Lower farm incomes and  lower commodity prices have put some stress on farmers and so the land values …

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The National Association of Conservation Districts says farm bill is needed now

The president of the National Association of Conservation Districts says a farm bill must be passed this year, so farmers and landowners can continue to implement voluntary and incentive-based programs instead of a one-size fits all approach. Brent Van Dyke says the success of this model is tied to funding for the conservation title. “The …

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Winter weather could delay harvest

Several states including Indiana, Ohio, and parts of Missouri and Illinois have been under a winter weather advisory. Brownfield ag meteorologist Greg Soulje tells Brownfield the wet and cold conditions will likely delay harvest. “If you’re still out there trying to wrap up harvest for 2018 probably some delays anticipated coming off some softening grounds and …

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Nor’easter delivering first snowfall of season to eastern US

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A record-breaking winter blast has penetrated all the way to the Gulf Coast. Houston International Airport saw its earliest snow ever recorded. Louisville, Kentucky, has seen its earliest ice storm since 1989. And in Jackson, Mississippi, the high temperature was 36 degrees on Wednesday, the coldest high temperature ever recorded this …

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Theresa May faces crisis as ministers resign in protest at draft plan on Brexit

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Theresa May’s tenure as British Prime Minister was hanging by a thread Thursday morning following the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers in her Cabinet. There is division in her government on the terms of the U.K.’s draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of Brexit, agreed …

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House blocks bill to end support for Saudi coalition in Yemen

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted to block the passage of a bill that would have ended U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen. The setback for critics of the coalition in the U.S. comes after the United Kingdom announced progress this week on the diplomatic front as the …

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Set sail on the world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean(NEW YORK) — From a 10-story slide to a high-energy boardwalk on the deck, Symphony of the Seas is changing the family vacation game. The newest ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet includes activities that dare its guests to take on their boldest adventures yet, from glow-in-the-dark laser tag to a zip line spanning more …

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Make sulfur part of your soil fertility plan in 2019

Ross Bender, senior agronomist for The Mosaic Company, says there are many considerations when evaluating nutrient management strategies.  And he’s placing a lot of emphasis on sulfur going into next year.     Continue reading Make sulfur part of your soil fertility plan in 2019 at Brownfield Ag News.      

David Hockney painting poised to fetch $80M in record-setting auction

Courtesy Christies(NEW YORK) — One of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century is poised to shatter the world record for the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” will be offered Thursday at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale …

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