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COVID-19 Impact on Agriculture Focus of Farmers Union Ag Producer Hour Series

Posted on: January 15, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

In the midst of helping 4,200 three-week-old baby pigs adjust to their new surroundings, Brad and Peggy Greenway, along with their son Brent and employee, Thomas Smith took a break. The Mitchell farm family tuned into a presentation given by Dr. David Kohl, on the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture. “We try to glean as […]

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State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Opposes Governor’s Proposed Merger

Posted on: January 8, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

As a fourth-generation family farmer, I have always felt blessed to live and work in South Dakota. With my three sons now raising their families on the farm, I am optimistic for their future because in South Dakota, agriculture is our state’s number one economic driver. South Dakota’s leaders get farming. Or at least I […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on Ag in 2021 is Focus of January 12 Webinar

Posted on: December 16, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Connecting South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers with thought leaders and timely information is the focus of South Dakota Farmers Union’s (SDFU) Producer Webinar Series. Beginning January 12, at 1 p.m. (central), the state’s largest agriculture organization will host four bi-weekly sessions focusing on relevant topics and led by industry experts. “Education is among our founding […]

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Beadle, Haakon and Clark County Youth Recognized with Farmers Union Scholarships

Posted on: December 15, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Three college-bound youth from Beadle, Haakon and Clark Counties were awarded scholarships. SD Farmers Union annually gives recognition to young people who commit to a South Dakota college, university or technical institute, and whose parents are current members of Farmers Union. “Farmers Union starts investing in youth at age 5 and that investment is never […]

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Daschle Says Farmers Union Members are Change Makers

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Former Sen. Tom Daschle began his keynote address praising S.D. Farmers Union (SDFU) leadership and members for their efforts to make a positive difference for South Dakota’s number one industry of agriculture. “I’ve been around now for over 70 years, and I guess I have come to believe …there are two kinds of people. Those […]

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2021 Policy Established During 2020 State Convention

Posted on: December 14, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Nearly 100 South Dakota family farmers and ranchers gathered virtually for the 2020 South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Annual Convention December 9. “Grassroots policy development is no less strong in a virtual environment,” said Doug Sombke, SDFU President and a fourth-generation Conde farmer. “I’m sure like everyone, I missed the 3-D experience. But even though […]

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Together We Support Secretary of Agriculture Nomination

Posted on: December 11, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Presidents of South Dakota’s largest agriculture organizations unite in their support for President Elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. “Today, we face many issues in agriculture. Because Tom Vilsack knows his way around the USDA, it will help us find solutions faster that will work for family farmers and ranchers,” […]

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Double Your Donation for Education

Posted on: November 22, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Supporting rural youth farm safety and cooperative education is the motivation behind Farmers Union Industries (FUI) dollar-for-dollar fundraiser. FUI will match all funds donated to South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation November 1-December 9. “Education is important. It doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 105,” says Wayne Soren, a Kingsbury County crop and cattle farmer and […]

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