Sombke Re-Elected Chair of NFU Legislative Committee
South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke has been re-elected to serve as the National Farmers Union Legislative Committee chairman. Sombke, a member of the National Farmers Union board of directors, was elected to the position by his fellow NFU board members during the national organization’s 111th anniversary convention held at Springfield, Mass., March 2-5.
"It's an honor to be selected again by my colleagues to serve in this important role," Sombke said. "In the weeks and months ahead we have a lot of work to do. Our top priority is to get a long-term federal farm bill through Congress. We wanted to see a farm bill passed in 2012, but now that the previous farm bill has been extended we'll have to work even harder to make sure farmers and ranchers across the country have the business certainty that a long-term farm bill provides."
National Farmers Union is a family farm organization founded in 1902 with over 250,000 members nationwide. The National Farmers Union Legislative Committee is made up of other Farmers Union presidents from across the country. The committee works with NFU legislative staff in Washington, D.C., on national agriculture issues.
Sombke, a fourth-generation farmer who lives in Groton, was first elected to the position in 2011.