South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke praised the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after the agency issued a final rule on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) which falls in compliance with the requirements set forth by a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling.
A group of South Dakota lawmakers connected with farmers and ranchers Wednesday, May 22, to gain a greater understanding of the agriculture industry during an event at Beresford sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule governing Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) to meet compliance requirements set forth by a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement following the decision:
South Dakota Farmers Union has hired four summer interns to organize and facilitate the family farm organization’s summer youth education programs and summer camps. The 2013 interns are Kortny Sterrett and Emma Smith, both of Huron, Hannah Lily of Aberdeen and Nicole Seible of Merrill, Iowa.
National Farmers Union applauded the results of a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America that found that a large majority of Americans continue to strongly support mandatory country of origin labeling.
Bradley Cihak has been elected as the new president of the South Dakota State University collegiate chapter of South Dakota Farmers Union. Chihak, 21, is a senior at SDSU majoring in agricultural education. He was recently elected president by a group of collegiate Farmers Union members during the organization’s annual meeting this spring.
With the May 23 deadline looming for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue a final rule on COOL, in order to comply with a WTO ruling, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement:
For over a decade during the late 1980s and early 1990s, most landowners enrolled in farm programs were required to comply with certain land conservation methods to protect against soil erosion, improve water quality, and save wildlife habitat. In 1996, Congress got rid of that requirement, allowing many landowners to continue to receive federal support while not requiring them to implement conservation measures.