The 96th annual South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) State Convention will be held Feb. 11-12, 2011, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center, Aberdeen, S.D. The annual convention will feature a large group of guest speakers and panelists along with policy discussions and other activities. The convention opens at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) has named Sen. Russ Olson (R-Wentworth) and Rep. Steve Street (D-Revillo) as the 2010 Legislators of the Year. The two lawmakers were presented with the awards during SDFU’s annual Legislative Day in Pierre Jan. 25. The annual award is given to legislators that work with South Dakota Farmers Union on the organization’s priorities in the previous year’s session.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that E15 (15% ethanol) is safe to use in cars and light trucks made in 2001 and newer. The decision to allow these older vehicles to run on E15 follows an announcement in October 2010 that E15 is safe for 2007 and newer vehicles.