Uniting Farmers, Ranchers & Rural Communities to Strengthen South Dakota

Fighting for our rural way of life

About SDFU | South Dakota Farmers Union

America is the greatest country in the world and the agricultural community has been a strong and supporting pillar of this country throughout its history. We honor that history by fighting every day for family farmers, ranchers and the rural way of life. We invite you to join us and make this organization one person – or one family – stronger and larger, combining the vision and talents of many.

The work of South Dakota Farmers Union began in 1915, when farmers united to work together for the good of agricultural producers across the state. Today we continue our work by promoting the interests of farmers and ranchers and their families – from a national, state and local perspective. For over a century we’ve focused on advancing sound and beneficial agricultural policies.

South Dakota Famers Union legislation efforts include:

  • Food production
  • Worker safety
  • Free-market competition
  • Commodity markets and index funds
  • National estate tax laws
  • Environmental/sustainability issues
  • Wind and solar energy
  • Transportation issues
  • And many other issues that concern our members

Beneficial programs and savings

We provide numerous programs that support family farmers and ranchers – through our cooperatives programs, our educational and leadership development programs for rural youth and adults, our Farmers Union insurance and much more. All this is provided at a cost per member that’s less than 10 cents per day.