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News / Events Category: Meat Labeling

SDFU Supports Rep. Johnson’s Work for Truth in Labeling

Posted on: May 14, 2020   |   Category: Meat Labeling

In a letter sent May 13, South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson urges the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to find a meaningful solution to allow accurate labeling of U.S. beef. South Dakota Farmers Union applauds Representative Johnson for his work for truth in labeling. “Thank you. Your support […]

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Food Security Depends on Protecting the People of our Food System

Posted on: April 17, 2020   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union Food security isn’t something many thought about prior to COVID-19. But that’s changed. “Empty grocery store shelves in Brookings or Sioux Falls speak to the fragility of even this sophisticated food system we are so proud of,” explained Barry Dunn, President of the state’s land grant, South […]

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Ending Price Gouging Sen. Rounds says is Matter of National Food Security

Posted on: April 7, 2020   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

Price gouging has concerned South Dakota farmers and ranchers for years. However, it was tough to prove the need for governmental oversight. That is until COVID-19. “The farm-gate marketing system is broken, and it is no more obvious than today because COVID-19 has shown us that there is price gouging going on. There has always […]

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S.D. Farmers Union Appreciates Senators’ Response to Lifting Brazilian Beef Ban

Posted on: March 1, 2020   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) appreciates the efforts made by 15 U.S. Senators, including Thune and Rounds, to hold the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) accountable. In a February 28 letter, Senators expressed concerns over the USDA-FSIS February 20 decision to lift the U.S. ban on Brazilian raw beef imports, noting public […]

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South Dakota Cattle Producers Unite for Fair Prices

Posted on: February 7, 2020   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

Fair prices. Is that too much to ask? More than 300 South Dakota cattle producers answered this question in unison gathering in Wessington Springs Jan. 3 for the Foothills Cattle Producers Roundup. Cattle producers called on D.C. leadership to support fair prices through truth in labeling. “This is such an American issue, not a rural […]

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Gregory Farmer Speaks to World Trade Organization

Posted on: January 25, 2020   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

By Lura Roti for SDFU Fifteen minutes. A small group of young farmers from across the globe, captured the attention of World Trade Organization (WTO) members for 15 minutes, sharing their ideas for sustainable agriculture during the Global Forum on Food and Agriculture held in Berlin Germany during International Green Week, the world’s largest agriculture […]

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Call it Anything You Want . . . Just Not Meat

Posted on: December 18, 2019   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

COOL is the reason Gregory cattleman Brett Kenzy joined S.D. Farmers Union (SDFU). “SDFU is a strong supporter of COOL (Coutry of Origin Labeling). They traveled to D.C. twice in one year to lobby on behalf of COOL. This says a lot about their strong efforts,” explains Kenzy, who serves as Region 3 Director for […]

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S.D. Farmers Union Thanks Rounds and Thune for Supporting Cattle Producers with U.S. Beef Integrity Act

Posted on: November 4, 2019   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) thanks South Dakota Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune for their support of South Dakota cattle producers through the introduction of the U.S. Beef Integrity Act. “This Act gives proper urgency to the Product of USA labeling dilemma. Our Senators’ action in introducing the U.S. Beef Integrity Act shows their […]

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