Category: News Releases


Family Farmers & Ranchers Unite to Develop Policy That Supports Their Future

Posted on: March 7, 2023   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

South Dakota family farmers and ranchers are in San Francisco working to develop policy that supports the future of their farms, ranches and rural communities during the 121 National Farmers Union Convention held March 5-7. “The work you are doing here is big,” said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU), during a […]

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announcement Creates Hope Among American Cattle Producers

Posted on: March 6, 2023   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

The Product of the U.S.A. label will solely belong to livestock born, raised and harvested in the U.S. announced Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The proposed ruling was announced today, March 6, during the National Farmers Union Convention held in San Francisco (Want to hear the announcement for yourself? Click here. Skip ahead to […]

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Edmunds County Farmer & Aberdeen Insurance Agent Receives National Award

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Edmunds County farmer and Farmers Union Insurance agent, Cameron Lux was recognized today, by National Farmers Union during the 2023 National Convention held in San Francisco, California, with the Bruce Miller Award for his dedicated service to family farmers and ranchers. “This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the mission and vision of Famers Union. Cameron […]

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Lake Area Technical College Students Learn About Diversity of Cooperatives

Posted on: March 2, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Lake Area Technical College (LATC) agriculture students joined students from 10 other post-secondary schools in Minneapolis for the College Conference on Cooperatives. An annual conference hosted by National Farmers Union (NFU) to educate, motivate, and inspire the next generation of leaders in cooperatives, South Dakota Farmers Union sponsored the opportunity for the LATC students. “Cooperative […]

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Family Farmers & Ranchers in Pierre to Advocate

Posted on: February 28, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Family farmers and ranchers from across the state arrived in Pierre today, February 28, to advocate for policy to strengthen agriculture and rural communities during South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Legislative Day 2023. “Fewer legislators today engage in agriculture, than in the past, so it is important that they are able to connect with the […]

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Delegates Prepare to Take South Dakota Policy to 2023 NFU National Convention

Posted on: February 27, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Dallas farmer Hank Wonnenberg serves as chair of SDFU Policy Committee and was asked to serve on the NFU Policy Committee for the 2023 National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention. He said during a recent pre-convention meeting held at the NFU D.C. headquarters, he had an opportunity to see firsthand the impact National Farmers Union and […]

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Brown County Farmer Reflects on Year of Service

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A year ago, Aberdeen farmer, Jeff Kippley made history when he was elected to serve as Vice President of National Farmers Union. It was the first time in more than 100 years that a South Dakotan was elected to this national position. “I ran to advocate for and serve family farmers and ranchers because I […]

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Posted on: February 20, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Agriculture, banking, real estate, and many other groups testified against SB185 at the SD Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee meeting on February 14, 2023. Proponents were mostly government and government-related entities. South Dakota Farmers Union does not support SB185 because of the following: South Dakota Farmers Union urges the SD Senate to defeat SB 185! If foreign entities buying or […]

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