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Family Farmers & Ranchers Put Policy in Place for A Better Future for South Dakota Agriculture

Posted on: December 21, 2021   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

During his keynote address, South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke, challenged family farmers and ranchers to take a moment to reflect and ask themselves: “What am I doing to help mankind?” Of course, the answer is unique for each of the many South Dakota family farmers and ranchers gathered in Huron December 16-17 for […]

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Industrial Hemp Won’t Save Family Farms but it has A Future In South Dakota

Posted on: December 17, 2021   |   Categories: Industrial Hemp, News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union Experts on industrial hemp drew a crowd of farmers and ranchers for a panel discussion hosted by South Dakota Farmers Union during the organization’s 106th Convention held in Huron Dec. 16-17. “Industrial hemp is a crop I do not know a lot about, so I wanted to […]

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The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. Industrial Hemp Grower Shares All

Posted on: November 16, 2021   |   Categories: Industrial Hemp, News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union When asked about growing industrial hemp the first year it was legal in South Dakota, Wessington farmer, BJ McNeil doesn’t sugar-coat his experience. “You could not have asked for a worse experience than what we had this year. But we learned a lot.” McNeil will share what […]

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