East River Electric Power Cooperative Reflects on Legacy Focused on Future

Posted on: September 28, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Just a few days ago, Bob Sahr participated in the groundbreaking of a soybean and oilseed processing plant near Mitchell. The CEO/General Manager of East River Electric Power Cooperative said being a part of a business model that supports rural citizens and their communities is rewarding. “It’s pretty exciting to be part of large projects […]

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View from Our Seat in the Ballpark

Posted on: September 20, 2023   |   Category: E30

Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition As Congress returns to Washington after fleeing the August heat and humidity for their six week recess there are many ethanol issues yet to be resolved.  While that is nothing new, it comes at a time when we are once again reminded how we remain at the mercy of […]

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South Dakota Farmers & Ranchers Take on Secretary of Agriculture’s Challenge During D.C. Fly-In

Posted on: September 13, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is not afraid to get creative when it comes to securing a future for America’s farm and ranch families. During his September 11 conversation with family farmers and ranchers during the National Farmers Union D.C. Fly-In, Vilsack asked this question: “How many farms have we lost […]

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Family Farmers & Ranchers Advocate in D.C. for What They Need in 2023 Farm Bill

Posted on: September 12, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

The 2023 Farm Bill is nearly final and a group of South Dakota family farmers and ranchers are in D.C. to ensure the Farm Bill includes what they need. “There is no one better to advocate for what family farmers and ranchers need than family farmers and ranchers,” explained Doug Sombke, a fourth-generation Conde farmer […]

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South Dakota Farmers Union Advocates for Additional Safeguards Following PUC’s Summit Carbon Solutions Permit Denial

Posted on: September 11, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Today, September 11, Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline was denied a permit by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission with a unanimous 3-0 vote. Summit’s $5.5 billion project aims to establish a pipeline network traversing five states- including South Dakota- to transport CO2 emissions from 34 ethanol plants. Farmers, ranchers, landowners and community members have pushed […]

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South Dakota Farmers Union Applauds PUC’s action, Calls for Additional Protections

Posted on: September 7, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Huron, S.D. –  September 5 the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rejected Navigator CO2’s application for a permit to construct the Heartland Greenway carbon capture pipeline. The company’s request sought to disregard county pipeline setback ordinances. The PUC’s unanimous decision pointed to the company’s lack of transparency in disclosing carbon dioxide plume modeling and […]

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Platte-Geddes FFA Chapter Wins Farmers Union Farm Safety Quiz Bowl

Posted on: September 2, 2023   |   Category: News Releases

Teens from Platte-Geddes FFA Chapter were named the 2023 Farmers Union Farm Safety Quiz Bowl Champions Sept. 2, during Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair. “The contest is a fun way to incorporate farm safety. We were all focused and ready to answer questions,” said Brooklyn Nepodal a member of the Platte-Geddes […]

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Farmers & Ranchers Feed 1,000 Fairgoers a 42-Cent Lunch

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Even during a year when crop and cattle markets are up, South Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers still earn much less than what consumers pay at the grocery checkout. To reinforce this fact, South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) is providing lunch September 2 South Dakota State Fair attendees for only 42-cents – the price family […]

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