Group of South Dakotans participate in grassroots policy development

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A group of South Dakotans have been working on the policy program of National Farmers Union during the family farm organization's 111th anniversary convention at Springfield, Mass.

"This is what Farmers Union is all about," said Doug Sombke, South Dakota Farmers Union president. "The policies we follow as a national organization come from our members at the state and local levels. It's a grassroots effort that Farmers Union has followed for over a century."

South Dakota has seven voting delegates during the convention. There are over 100 total delegates from across the country. They are allowed to amend policy statements and vote on the adoption or rejection of proposals.

The convention runs through Tuesday in Springfield.

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