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McCance Farm Family

Posted on: August 9, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

by Lura Roti Ask Steve McCance the best date to plant winter wheat, and he responds, “Sept. 20, right after oat harvest. You will get just the right amount of growth so the wheat will not be as apt to winterkill.” Ask him the best time to sell weaned calves, and the Dallas farmer’s response? […]

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Ethanol Leaders Urge Noem, Trump to Open Door to “E30 by 2030” Compliance with Existing Law Would Inject $8 Billion Per Year into South Dakota Economy

Posted on: August 5, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Huron, South Dakota:—In a Rapid City Journal ad, a Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial, and a letter to Governor Kristi Noem, South Dakota ethanol leaders said that a transition to “E30 by 2030 Nationwide” would more than double the corn ethanol’s contribution to the state’s economic activity—to $8 billion per year—while saving urban Americans billions […]

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Brown County Farmer to Serve as Advisor to National Farmers Union Board of Directors

Posted on: July 20, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Aberdeen crop and cattle producer, Jeff Kippley was recently selected to serve as a Next Generation Leader to the National Farmers Union (NFU) board of directors. Kippley is the first South Dakota farmer to serve in this position. “Jeff is a natural leader. In this role he will help be the voice of the conventional […]

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Hundreds of Photos Capture Life on South Dakota’s Family Farms & Ranches

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

Union Center rancher, Deb Harwood was named the winner of the South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Spring Photo Contest. Winning a cash prize, Harwood is among many South Dakota farmers and ranchers who captured moments on their family’s farm or ranch this spring and shared them with SDFU for a chance to win the cash […]

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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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