Working to make sure your voice is heard
Each year, delegates from Farmers Union counties across the state of South Dakota convene at the annual South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention to adopt the organization’s policy program. The policy lays out the ideas, concepts and programs South Dakota Farmers Union believes in or stands against.
We’re a grassroots organization, which means our policies come from the members of the organization. A policy change can be voted on at the county and district level and be brought for consideration before the state delegates at the convention.
The policy program is followed when the organization lobbies on behalf of farmers, ranchers and rural communities in the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.
The South Dakota legislative session takes place each year between January and March.
Make your voice heard!
It’s a hard time for farmers and ranchers right now, with excessive moisture, delayed harvests, quality issues and depressed markets. Your congressional delegation wants to hear from you.