N.Y. Times: ‘Storm Upon Storm for South Dakota’

The New York Times took notice of our unusual weather year with a story in Saturday’s edition:

… Even in an agricultural state that has always prided itself on stoically accepting the offerings of unpredictable skies here at the heart of the continent, South Dakota is nearing the end of an unusually punishing year of weather. …

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  1. It has been a bad year. It seems fortunate that there were federal funds for those affected by weather disasters. Speaking of federal spending and the New York Times, they also called out Kristi for farm subsidy hypocrisy.
    QUOTE: Some new members of Congress, like Kristi Noem of South Dakota, campaigned as deficit hawks, but have defended subsidies as a national security issue…(Ms. Noem had partial ownership in a ranch that received more than $3 million in subsidies over 15 years, before her family bought her out last year.) http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/11/21/do-farm-subsidies-protect-national-security?hp

    The weather has been bad for SD farmers. And now Noem might be too.
    QUOTE: Whether those members defend farm spending or not, the agriculture sector may be in for cuts when Congress looks at writing the next five-year farm bill, expected by 2012. There probably will be much less money to go around, and Republican Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, in line to be speaker, voted against the last farm bill, saying it was too costly. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131309018

    I hope the weather is better this year. For many reasons.

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