South Dakota Farmers Union Policy 

SDFU works to protect and promote the interests of farmers and ranchers by taking a leadership role in advocating for farming, ranching and agricultural interests across the state. We strive to keep our members aware of key issues and to advance their best interests within lobbying and legislative forums. To be effective on our members' behalf, it is essential that our members be involved in the organization, become knowledgeable on the issues that impact their work and lives, and communicate their needs to us. Help us represent you and work towards your goals.


National Farmers Union Policy

National Farmers UnionSouth Dakota Farmers Union is affiliated with the National Farmers Union, based in Washington, D.C. Each year South Dakota sends a number of delegates to the National Farmers Union Convention to represent the state based upon total membership numbers. These delegates, which are elected at the SDFU State Convention, help shape the national policy program for the organization. Policies which are passed at the state level can be brought for consideration at the national convention. Delegates can also propose changes and additions to the national policy program from the floor during the annual National Farmers Union Convention.

National Farmers Union Legislation-Link
National Farmers Union Policy Program

Make Your Voice Heard

South Dakota Farmers Union is a grassroots membership organization. That means members create the policy the organization lives by. SDFU is available to answer policy and legislative questions and will work with members to craft policy beneficial to the organization and its members. The policy is a fluid document that can be changed each year by delegates to the state convention. Get involved in Farmers Union and you and other members can set the direction of the organization.

Contact Mitch Richter, SDFU Lobbyist, at 605-360-1370 or email him with any questions