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South Dakotans Speak Truth to Power: Time for Trump to “Tear Down That Wall”

Posted on: July 2, 2020   |   Categories: E30, EPA, News Releases

Urge President to Capitalize on Ethanol’s Proven Ability to Improve the Nation’s Environment, Economy, & Energy Security Rapid City, South Dakota: July 2, 2020—With the majestic Mount Rushmore as a backdrop, South Dakota ethanol supporters are calling on President Trump to take a “monumental step” by opening the world’s largest gasoline market to higher blends […]

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What Nurses Connected to Ag Have to Say About COVID

Posted on: June 23, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

by Lura Roti for SDFU With more than 6,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota, there’s a chance you may know someone who has been impacted by the disease. But there’s also a good chance you don’t. So, South Dakota Farmers Union reached out to nurses who not only know rural community members impacted […]

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Calling in The Experts to Clear Up Confusion

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HURON, S.D. – CFAP – EIDL – PPP…Sure, there’s some relief available to agriculture producers, but figuring out which program or programs will work best for your operation can be confusing. To help farmers and ranchers understand what program(s) are right for them and their operation and to get their questions answered, May 27, South […]

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Elk Point Rodeo Family Says They’re In This Together

Posted on: June 10, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti Qualifying for Junior High & High School National Finals Rodeo since she was 12, Riley Donnelly is a successful South Dakota rodeo athlete. But if you ask her the reason for her success, before she mentions the 40-plus hours a week she spends in the barn practicing – the 2020 graduate of […]

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Urban Americans Reach Out to Say They Care About Farmers’ & Ranchers’ Plight

Posted on: May 26, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

We do care. A simple yet powerful message. And one Jack Bilheimer, a retired L.A. County, California law enforcement officer wanted to convey to South Dakota family farmers after he learned of their plight watching the May 3 broadcast of 60-Minutes. “Farming and ranching goes way back to the beginning of our wonderful country. I […]

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SD Farmers Union 2020 Rural Dakota Pride Nominations Open

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

South Dakota Farmers Union is asking South Dakotans to nominate a volunteer who makes a difference in their community for the Rural Dakota Pride Award. Each year, the state’s largest family farmer and rancher organization, recognizes citizens who make a positive impact in rural communities across the state. Citizens like Jeannie Hofer of Huron. When […]

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Farmers Unions Partner with National Breast Cancer Foundation to Spread Awareness with Pink Manure Spreader

Posted on: May 13, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

As many know, cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care how much your family, or your farm depends on you. For generations, Farmers Union has lent a hand to various causes through legislation, education, and philanthropy. Now it’s our turn to take on breast cancer. In collaboration with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Farmers Union is excited […]

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SDFU Signs Letter Calling out EPA for Failure to Protect Americans

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The South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) joined a broad group of ten energy and agriculture organizations in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to condemn statements by its own Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) that dismissed the findings of a recent study by Harvard University linking air pollution to higher fatalities from […]

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