We invite you to attend one of three informational workshops being sponsored by USDA Rural Development, Environmental Law & Policy Center, and the South Dakota Farmers Union and hear from staff regarding opportunities available to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke has been named chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Legislative Committee. The NFU board of directors is made up of state Farmers Union presidents from across the country and are split into committees to deal with certain issues. The Legislative Committee will deal with national policy issues in Congress.
Over two dozen South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) members attended the 109th annual National Farmers Union (NFU) convention held in San Antonio, Tex., Mar. 13-15. 27 South Dakotans attended the convention and were among the more than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country at the event. Seven of the South Dakotans in attendance served as voting delegates to the convention when the national farm organization adopted its policy program for 2011.
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. “The International Year of Cooperatives”recognizes and celebrates the importance of cooperatives in the United States, especially within rural communities.