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Lake Area Technical College Students Learn About Diversity of Cooperatives

Posted on: February 27, 2024   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union Before attending the Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives, all Landen Melius knew about cooperatives was from doing business at the local grain elevator and Chelsea Cenex station. Today, he knows much more thanks to touring several Minnesota-based cooperatives – each with a different focus – during […]

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Don’t Believe the EV Hype—For Ethanol, Stay the Course

Posted on: February 15, 2024   |   Categories: E30, News Releases

Column by Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Among the issues that have put a scare into the ethanol industry over the past few years, the threat of electric vehicles has received considerable attention. While threats to the RFS, artificial limits on blend volumes and diminishing export markets are real, the EV threat should rank […]

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Property Rights Focus of South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Day 2024

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By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union 2024 is the first year Egan property owner Clayton Rentschler attended a South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Day. Rentschler has farmland in Moody County and he is concerned about his property rights. “South Dakota Farmers Union are the only ones standing up for landowners who want to […]

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Legislators Oren Lesmeister & Will Mortenson Recognized for Service to Agriculture

Posted on: February 13, 2024   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union South Dakota Farmers Union recognizes Minority Leader Oren Lesmeister and Majority Leader Will Mortenson for their dedication to serving South Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers with the Service to Agriculture award today, February 13 during South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Day in Pierre. “These two leaders worked […]

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Family Farmers & Ranchers Advocate in Pierre for Landowner Rights & More

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Today, February 13, family farmers and ranchers from across the state traveled to Pierre to advocate for landowner rights and other policy that supports the individuals and families who make up South Dakota’s No. 1 industry of agriculture. February 13 is  South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Day. “Legislative Day provides legislators with the opportunity to […]

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Get to Know Farmers Union Debbie Baumgarn Agency, Webster

Posted on: February 6, 2024   |   Category: News Releases

Debbie Baumgarn loves her work as a Farmers Union Insurance Agent because of the people she serves. “I enjoy working with people and developing relationships. It is important to me to build that trust with my customers, so they are comfortable with me helping them manage their risk,” Baumgarn said. “Because I focus on building […]

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Teamwork & Problem-Solving Key to South Dakota’s Winning FFA Ag Mechanics Team

Posted on: January 30, 2024   |   Category: News Releases

FFA Week 2024 Farmers Union Supports Next Generation of Ag Leaders: The future of South Dakota’s No. 1 industry of agriculture is in the hands of the next generation of farmers, ranchers and agriculture professionals. With this in mind, each year during FFA Week (Feb. 17-24) South Dakota Farmers Union highlights a South Dakota FFA […]

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Property Rights Panel Discussion Held During Watertown Winter Farm Show

Posted on: January 23, 2024   |   Category: News Releases

South Dakota Farmers Union hosts “How You Can Protect Your Property Rights” panel discussion during the 2024 Watertown Winter Farm Show, February 7 at 2 p.m. at the Codington County Extension Office, Classroom B (1910 W Kemp Ave.). During the panel discussion, property owners will learn about surveying and condemnation/eminent domain process and how to […]

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