The first South Dakota ‘MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success’ business conference, held in Huron, S.D., July 26-27, 2011, drew over 200 participants from across the state for two days of networking and business training. The event focused on energizing small businesses and rural communities. South Dakota Farmers Union and the Center for Rural Affairs partnered to organize the first MarketPlace held at the Huron Event Center.
South Dakota’s Secretary of State has announced that all of the necessary signatures gathered to refer House Bill 1230 to a public vote have been verified and voters will have the chance to decide if the large projects fund bill should become law.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke says the proposal to end the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) and tariff and extend other ethanol tax credits will begin to level the playing field between oil and ethanol. The compromise was announced Thursday by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).