Posts for May 2010

South Dakota: Crisis in the Northeast-Destruction of the Open Road

May 28, 2010

South Dakota Farmers Union recently visited farmers in northeastern South Dakota who dealt with a wet fall, a snowy winter, and another wet spring. Some crops were still in the fields this spring because of the wet fall, and many crops aren't going to be planted this spring.

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ACRE, DCP Program Deadline Approaches

May 24, 2010

Farmers and landowners have until Tuesday, June 1, 2010, to sign up for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. More than 75 percent of an expected 1.7 million farms have already enrolled.

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SDFU Hires Summer Interns for Busy Camp Season

May 19, 2010

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) has hired four summer interns to organize and run the SDFU local, regional, and statewide camps this summer.

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SDFU President Lays Out 2012 Farm Bill Priorities at House Ag Committee Hearing

May 18, 2010

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke testified Tuesday morning at a field hearing of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee laying out the organization’s priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill. Sombke, along with other South Dakota farmers and ranchers, gave their thoughts on what should be included in the next Farm Bill. The field hearing was held on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D..

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SDFU President to Testify at U.S. House Ag Committee Field Hearing

May 17, 2010

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke will testify tomorrow at the hearing of the United States House Agriculture Committee on the drafting of the 2012 Farm Bill. The hearing will be held at the Edith Mortenson Center Theater on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. The hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Disaster Declaration Will Help Farmers & Ranchers Recover

May 14, 2010

South Dakota Farmers Union President (SDFU) Doug Sombke today praised President Barack Obama for signing a disaster declaration that makes 30 counties across the state eligible for disaster assistance. The announcement was made yesterday.

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President Signs Disaster Declaration for South Dakota Counties

May 13, 2010

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Dakota to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm on April 2, 2010, and severe flooding this spring.

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SDFU President Applauds Climate Bill in U.S. Senate

May 12, 2010

South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke released the following statement after the introduction of the American Power Act Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in the United States Senate.

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Blender Pump Incentive Grants Still Available to Retailers

May 10, 2010

Federal funds are available yet in South Dakota to help retailers install ethanol blender pumps at gas stations across the state, said Hunter Roberts, state energy policy director.

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