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S.D. Farmers Union Foundation Support Youth with Scholarships

Posted on: December 23, 2019   |   Category: News Releases

Three college-bound youth were awarded scholarships during South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention in Aberdeen, Dec. 10-11. South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation annually gives recognition to young people who commit to a South Dakota college, university or technical institute, and whose parents are current members of Farmers Union. “Farmers Union starts investing in youth at […]

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EPA Shows Support to Big Oil Not Farmers Through Renewable Volume Obligations

Posted on: December 19, 2019   |   Categories: E30, News Releases

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed it’s allegiance to Big Oil today when it released its final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020.  “Today’s announcement is a disappointment, but not a surprise. Instead of the 2020 Renewable Fuels Standard being a win for Farm Country, and truly […]

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Minnehaha County’s Wanda Artz Receives 2019 Minnie Lovinger Award

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Minnehaha County resident and life-long Farmers Union member Wanda Artz was recognized with the Minnie Lovinger Award for her years of dedication and service to rural youth during the 2019 South Dakota Farmers Union Convention held in Aberdeen Dec. 10-11.At 86, Artz recalls with fond memories attending Farmers Union camp as a youth and other […]

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South Dakotans Recognized During 2019 S.D. Farmers Union Convention

Posted on: December 18, 2019   |   Category: News Releases

South Dakotans from across the state were recognized during the 2019 South Dakota Farmers Union Convention. Information about the awards as well as photos of award recipients are listed below.

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Call it Anything You Want . . . Just Not Meat

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COOL is the reason Gregory cattleman Brett Kenzy joined S.D. Farmers Union (SDFU). “SDFU is a strong supporter of COOL (Coutry of Origin Labeling). They traveled to D.C. twice in one year to lobby on behalf of COOL. This says a lot about their strong efforts,” explains Kenzy, who serves as Region 3 Director for […]

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Columnist John Phipps Shares Tough Love with Convention-Goers

Posted on: December 17, 2019   |   Category: News Releases

For 25 years, John Phipps has been adding humor and insights to the culture of American agriculture. Humor, however, was not part of his talk during the 2019 South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention held Dec. 10-11 in Aberdeen. Instead, Phipps focused on the unpredicted changes impacting today’s farmers and ranchers. “The future we thought […]

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Experts Share Weather Outlook & Science Behind Forecasting with SDFU Members

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By Lura Roti for SDFU As a child, Franklin Olson’s grandma told him the way to tell if it’s going to be a wet year is to look at the Big Dipper. “If the Dipper sits on its handle, then it’s not going to rain. If the Dipper is pouring out, then it will rain,” […]

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United in Tough Times 2019 State Convention

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By Lura Roti for SDFU Standing before members carrying a homeplate, S.D. Farmers Union President Doug Sombke explained that before he was passionate about his family and farming, he was passionate about baseball. “Baseball has been a part of my life since I was young. I’ve learned a lot from the sport,” explains the fourth-generation […]

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