SDFU Hires Summer Interns for 2013 Youth Camping Season
May 17, 2013
South Dakota Farmers Union has hired four summer interns to organize and facilitate the family farm organization’s summer youth education programs and summer camps. The 2013 interns are Kortny Sterrett and Emma Smith, both of Huron, Hannah Lily of Aberdeen and Nicole Seible of Merrill, Iowa.Read More...
Survey Says: Americans Support COOL
May 17, 2013
National Farmers Union applauded the results of a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America that found that a large majority of Americans continue to strongly support mandatory country of origin labeling.Read More...
Tyndall Native Bradley Cihak Elected SDSU Collegiate Farmers Union President
May 7, 2013
Bradley Cihak has been elected as the new president of the South Dakota State University collegiate chapter of South Dakota Farmers Union. Chihak, 21, is a senior at SDSU majoring in agricultural education. He was recently elected president by a group of collegiate Farmers Union members during the organization’s annual meeting this spring.Read More...
NFU to USDA: Stay Strong on COOL
May 2, 2013
With the May 23 deadline looming for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue a final rule on COOL, in order to comply with a WTO ruling, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement:Read More...
Conservation Compliance Protects Soil from Erosion, Sustains land for Future Generations of Farmers
May 1, 2013
For over a decade during the late 1980s and early 1990s, most landowners enrolled in farm programs were required to comply with certain land conservation methods to protect against soil erosion, improve water quality, and save wildlife habitat. In 1996, Congress got rid of that requirement, allowing many landowners to continue to receive federal support while not requiring them to implement conservation measures.Read More...
Farmers Union President to take part in conservation panel regarding farm bill
April 25, 2013
South Dakota’s conservation and agricultural leaders will join together here on April 29 to discuss the need to tie federal farm payments to conservation practices that protect the state’s water, soils and wildlife habitat.
Farmers Union Calls for Action During Task Force Testimony
April 23, 2013
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) joined over 100 farmers and ranchers Monday at the first meeting this year of the state’s Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force at Mitchell.Read More...
Another Attempt to Get Livestock Disaster Protection in Farm Bill
April 18, 2013
A bill introduced today by South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., would give much-needed protection to livestock producers who become victims of natural disaster. That’s according to South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke who says the Livestock Disaster Protection Act would provide adequate protection to producers through consistent federal funding in the next farm bill.Read More...
Brookings FFA Top Team at Quiz Bowl Semifinals
April 17, 2013
The FFA chapter from Brookings High School was the top scoring team during the semifinal round of the fourth annual ‘Team up to Safety’ quiz bowl competition held Monday, April 15, at Brookings. The quiz bowl, sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union, was held in conjunction with the state FFA convention held on the campus of South Dakota State University.Read More...
NFU Delegation to Attend WFO General Assembly in Japan
April 8, 2013
National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson and a delegation of Farmers Union leaders will represent NFU in Niigata, Japan on April 15-18 for the World Farmers Organisation’s (WFO) third annual general assembly.Read More...