Posts for August 2014

Celebrate Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair August 30

August 13, 2014

As a premiere sponsor of the South Dakota State Fair, S.D. Farmers Union invites fairgoers to help them celebrate Farmers Union Day at the State Fair Aug. 30, 2014.

"This is South Dakota\'s largest agriculture fair, we are excited to help celebrate South Dakota's number one industry," said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union.

The day-long celebration is packed with awards, scholarships, Farm Safety FFA Quiz Bowl Championship and a Farmers Share Luncheon which is free and designed to share the truth about how much farmers receive for the groceries we see at local retailers.

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Last Modified: 08/13/2014 12:08:49 pm MDT


South Dakota Farmers Union Hosts Farm Bill Meetings Across South Dakota

August 13, 2014

South Dakota Farmers Union will host Farm Bill Meetings across South Dakota in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

The meetings will focus on the two commodity programs, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC); which are included in the 2014 Farm Bill.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to press on with finalizing the procedures for new commodity   programs   under   the   2014 Farm Bill and we want to ensure South Dakota's farmers and ranchers have the information they need," said Karla Hofhenke, SDFU Executive Director.

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Last Modified: 08/13/2014 11:46:52 am MDT