South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke is urging members of Congress to extend the 45 cents per gallon Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), the 54 cents per gallon ethanol tariff, and the cellulosic tax credit which are set to expire at the end of the year.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) bringing health care reform to America. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday.
National Farmers Union President (NFU) Roger Johnson commended the U.S. House of Representatives on the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) on the evening of March 21, 2010.
Eligible retail fuel stations may qualify for up to $10,000 per pump to help defray the cost of installing blender fuel pumps as part of the South Dakota Ethanol Blender Pump Incentive Grant Program, Governor Mike Rounds has announced.
The South Dakota Farmers Union Education Program was well represented at the recent National Farmers Union Convention at Rapid City, SD. Young people earned the trip as recognition of their status as Farmers Union Torchbearers.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) delegates were involved this week in policy discussions covering several issues like health care, climate change, taxes, and federal farm programs during the annual National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention being held in Rapid City, S.D. It’s the first time the 102 year-old farm organization’s national convention has been held in Rapid City. Sioux Falls hosted a NFU convention in the late 1990’s.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 36 appointments to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve 3-year terms beginning immediately. Two of the appointees are from South Dakota, Danni Beer of Keldron, and Linda Gilbert of Buffalo.
Clean, homegrown ethanol plays an important role in the U.S. economy, environment and national security, and South Dakota must remain among the nation’s leaders in that field by continuing strong support for renewable fuel.
The Obama Administration today announced the individuals who will serve on the South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee. The State Committee members will oversee the activities of the agency, including carrying out the state agricultural conservation programs, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Vice President Wayne Soren testified before the state Senate Transportation Committee Monday, February 1, against Senate Bill 1, a measure that would raise the state of South Dakota’s gas tax and raise vehicle licensing fees.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) has named Sen. Ryan Maher (D-District 28) of Isabel, and Rep. Quinten Burg (D-District 22) of Wessington Springs as the organization’s legislators of the year. The two lawmakers were presented with the awards during South Dakota Farmers Union’s annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol in Pierre January 26.
A member of the South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Board of Directors testified before the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday, January 27, at the State Capitol in opposition to Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), a measure which would increase the state gas tax 6 cents per gallon and increase certain vehicle licensing fees anywhere from $5 to $55 per vehicle.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) held the organization’s annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol in Pierre January 26, 2010. Unfortunately, the inclement weather in the days prior kept several members from attending the day, but SDFU still had a few who were able to talk with lawmakers about issues facing family farmers and ranchers.
The 95th annual South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) State Convention will be held February 12-13, 2010, at the Crossroads Hotel and Huron Event Center. The theme of this year’s convention is “Capturing our Renewable Future.”
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) members from across the state will gather at the State Capitol in Pierre, S.D., Tuesday, January 26, 2010, for the annual SDFU Legislative Day. It's a chance for SDFU members to witness the process their lawmakers go through during the legislative session, and it gives them an opportunity to talk with their elected representatives about the issues that are important to them.
For the third straight year, 25 South Dakota high school seniors will share $25,000 in scholarships from Farmers Union Insurance, in cooperation with the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The 25 high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. They will be given to those who plan on pursuing a post-secondary education at a college, university, or technical school in the state of South Dakota. The scholarships are funded with support from Farmers Union Insurance agents in South Dakota and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The application deadline is April 15, 2010. Application forms are available from school counselors, local Farmers Union Insurance Agents, or at www.sdfufoundation.org
Three high school seniors shared $1,500 in scholarships awarded by the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The 2009 scholarship recipients include Morgan Bushfield of Hitchcock, Cole Hogg of Miranda and Blake Farber of Britton.