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South Dakota Farmers Union Praises U.S. Dist. Court Decision to Dismiss COOL Lawsuit

Posted on: February 10, 2015   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

HURON, S.D. – South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke praised the Feb. 9, 2015 dismissal of the U.S. District Court lawsuit on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), filed by the multinational meatpacking industry and their allies in an attempt to stop the USDA from implementing the very popular labeling law. “COOL is designed to protect the rights […]

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S.D. Farmers Union says Renewable Fuels Standard Reform Act Will Negatively Impact SD Farmers, Rural Communities & Ethanol Industry

Posted on: February 9, 2015   |   Categories: E30, News Releases

HURON, S.D. – The Renewable Fuels Standard Reform Act released yesterday could have a negative impact on South Dakota’s farmers, rural communities and ethanol industry if the recommendations become law, said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union. In the report, it is recommended an end to ethanol subsidies, which are included as part […]

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Junior REAL: South Dakota Farmers Union Continues to Cultivate Leaders in South Dakota’s Youth

Posted on: January 29, 2015   |   Category: News Releases

January 29, 2015 – By #South Dakota Farmer Union HURON, S.D. – Through South Dakota Farmers Union Jr. REAL (Junior Rural Economic and Leadership) program, high school juniors and seniors in rural schools across the state have been learning about community service, leadership and personal finance for the past nine years. The program gets kids to start thinking about […]

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South Dakota Farmers Union Celebrates January Farm Family

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January 29, 2015Celebrating a century of service to South Dakota’s farm and ranch families, throughout 2015, South Dakota Farmers Union will highlight a South Dakota farm or ranch family each month. In January, South Dakota Farmers Union features the Kippley family who farms near Aberdeen. Like all business owners, farmers are always crunching numbers, so […]

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Posted on: January 23, 2015   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

January 23, 2015 – By #South Dakota Farmer UnionCOOL has been under attack since its implementation in 2008 and the fires of angst were stoked most recently after the World Trade Organization’s ruling in October. While opponents of COOL have used the ruling to fuel their attack on the legislation, they have also ignored the fact that the […]

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Rural Lobbyist: Counties win on alcohol, lose sales tax.

Posted on: January 22, 2015   |   Category: News Releases

January 22, 2016 – By #South Dakota Farmer Union  It was a tale of two bills on county funding when the Senate Local Government and House Taxation committees entertained discussion on two separate bills that addressed county revenue.  The Senate Local Government Committee listened to testimony on Senate Bill 2. SB2 is titled an act to revise the distribution […]

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SDFU Strengthens Rural Communities through Scholarships

Posted on: January 8, 2015   |   Category: News Releases

January 8, 2015The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation announces the 2015 Foundation Scholarship recipients. The students include: Alexandra Farber, Britton; Jonathan Linke, Woonsocket; and Tyana Gottsleben, Philip. These students will be attending post-secondary education in South Dakota in fall 2015. Since 1961, the S.D. Farmers Union Foundation has invested in the lives of rural youth […]

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