Posts for May 2013

Farmers Union President Praises USDA's COOL Decision

May 28, 2013

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.

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Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT


Farmers, Lawmakers Connect at Planting with Producers Event

May 23, 2013

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.

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USDA Keeps COOL, Complies with WTO Ruling

May 23, 2013

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:

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SDFU Hires Summer Interns for 2013 Youth Camping Season

May 17, 2013

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.

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Survey Says: Americans Support COOL

May 17, 2013

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.

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Tyndall Native Bradley Cihak Elected SDSU Collegiate Farmers Union President

May 7, 2013

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.

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NFU to USDA: Stay Strong on COOL

May 2, 2013

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:

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Conservation Compliance Protects Soil from Erosion, Sustains land for Future Generations of Farmers

May 1, 2013

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.

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